Tag Archives: Florida

Florida’s Juvenile Justice System: A Comparison of Juvenile Transfer Policies

BY KELLY SHAMI – Florida has been the leading state in prosecuting children as adults.[1] Through its “direct file” system, based solely on prosecutorial discretion, Florida has “transferred juveniles into the adult court system nearly two times as often as the state with the second highest transfer rate.”[2] The concept of trying a juvenile as an […]

Florida’s Getting the Munchies

BY LAUREN ASTIGARRAGA — A divided Supreme Court ruled that the ballot language for the proposed constitutional amendment approving the sale of medical marijuana in Florida met all legal requirements.[1] The amendment will appear on the upcoming November ballot. If at least 60 percent of voters agree, Florida could become the first Southern state to legalize use […]