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July 17, 2013 10:17 AM Did Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Increase Firearm Homicides?

Probably. At least two empirical papers have found that Stand Your Ground (SYG) laws like the one in Florida are associated with an average increase rather than a decrease in firearm homicides. This plausibly occurs because the deterrent effects of...

By Erik Voeten

July 05, 2013 10:49 AM The Disastrous Results of Outsourcing

Florida has some new road signs. The Florida Department of Transportation, which farms the manufacturing of its interstate signs out to a (sadly unnamed) sign manufacturer in Arkansas, was a little embarrassed when someone discovered what they looked like. Observe:...

By Daniel Luzer

June 04, 2012 8:47 AM Voter Fraud in Florida

The lack of press attention to Florida Gov. (and corporate fraudster) Rick Scott’s attempt to steal the 2012 election as the 2000 election was stolen – by disenfanchising Democratic voters – is really striking. The Justice Department has challenged it...

By Mark Kleiman

March 12, 2012 7:36 AM Chastity and Solvency in Florida Law

Gloria Allred says she wants Rush Limbaugh prosecuted under Section 836.04 of the Florida Code: 836.04 Defamation.–Whoever speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity, shall be guilty of...

By Mark Kleiman

January 31, 2012 2:36 PM Whither Santorum? And Other Florida Questions

Florida primary day. I wrote something over at Plum Line arguing that it matters whether Romney wins by a narrow margin or by a landslide because it will influence how he behaves over the next five weeks, through Super Tuesday....

By Jonathan Bernstein