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Florida Historical Quarterly Podcast Episode 19: Fall 2013


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This episode features and interview with Attorney Richard S. Dellinger, who co-edited this special issue on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. It is dedicated to the significant cases that have made it through the Middle District Court, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.

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Dr. Daniel Murphree


Dr. Daniel Murphree


Richard S. Dillenger

Date Created

Fall 2013


Middle District Court of Florida; ; District History; Integration; School District; NAACP; Mims v. Duval COunty School Board; Race Violence; Harriet v. Board of Public Construction; Manatee COunty; Claude Kirk; Costello v. Wainwright; Florida Prison System; Admiralty Cases; Employement Cases; Intellectual Property Cases; Criminal Cases; Espionage; Terrorism


Also In This Issue:

Note from the FHQ Editors

by Connie L. Lester and Daniel Murphree

Introduction to the Symposium: Fifty Years of Central Florida History Through the Lens of the Federal Courts

by Richard S. Dellinger and Jon M. Philipson

Creating the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

by James M. Denham



Segregation/Integration in the Middle District of Florida

by Judge William Terrell Hodges

Case Comments:

Mims v. Duval County School Board: The Complex Legacy of School Desegregation in Duval County

by Olga Balderas

Debra P. v. Turlington:

Constitutional Law: Eradicating the Effects of Past Purposeful Radical

Discrimination in the Public School System

by Alexandra Moore

Harvest v. Board of Public Instruction:

History in More Than Black and White: The Story of One District Judge Who Faced Down a Fiery Desegregation Controversy and Created a Lasting Legacy

by Lauren Millcarek



Civil Cases in the Middle District of Florida

Judge Susan Harrell Black, Judge Harvey

by Erwin Schlesinger and Sylvia H. Walbolt

Case Comments:

Robinson v. Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc.:

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Stripping Pornography From America’s Workplaces

by Tara R. Price

Raymond James v. Assocs., Inc. v. Nat’l Ass’n of Sec. Dealers, Inc.

Limiting the Implied Rights of Action Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934: Dismissing Private Claims Brought

Under Section 19

by Seth Welner

Tyne v. Time Warner Entertainment Co.:

Lives Revisited: Drawing the Line Between History and Hollywood

by Brian M. Stewart

In re Safety Harbor Resort & Spa:

A Guiding Light: Safety Harbor

by Nicholas E. Williams

American Yearbook v. Askew:

American Yearbook: An Early Portrait of the Market Participation Exception to the Dormant Commerce Clause

by Cem Akleman

Arline v. School Board of Nassau County: “Otherwise Qualified”: The Rehabilitation of 1973 and the Origin of the Direct Threat Defense

by Patrick D. Flemming

Playboy Enterprise v. Fena:

A Speedbump on the Information Superhighway: Pushing Copyright Law into the Online Era

by Benjamin H. Eisenberg

American Waterways Operators, Inc. v. Askew:

Like Oil and Water: The Past, Present,

and Future of American Waterways Operators, Inc. v. Askew in the Ongoing Federal-

State Relationship in Regulating Oil Spill Recovery

by Zack Smith



Crimes Defining Our Time: Notable Criminal Cases from the First Fifty Years of the Middle District of Florida

by Anthony E. Porcelli

Case Comments:

Shelton v. Secretary, Department of Corrections: The Constitutionality of Florida’s Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act

by Erika Concetta Pagano and Emily Horowitz

Costello v. Wainwright, 397 F. Supp. 20 (M.D. Fla. 1975)

A Pioneer in Prison Reform: Costello v.

Wainwright and its Paradoxical Legacy in Florida Prisons

by Mariko K. Shitama

United States v. Lyons, 352 F. Supp. 2d 1231 (M.D. Fla. 2004)

United States v. Lyons, 726 F. Supp. 2d 1359 (M.D. Fla. 2010)

Extreme Circumstances Call for Extreme Measures: How United States v. Lyons’ Radical Remedies Corrected a Grave Injustice

by Samuel W. Wardle

Reflections: Uses and Potential Abuses of Federalism

by Robert Batey

Early Jail and Prison Conditions Litigation in the Middle District Court

by William J. Sheppard

Our Experience in the History of the Middle District of Florida and the Speedy Trial Clause of the Sixth Amendment

by William J. Sheppard and Elizabeth L. White

Length of Episode

20 minutes


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Florida Historical Quarterly Podcast Episode 19: Fall 2013