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2008 Press Releases


Florida State Law Experts: U.S. Supreme Court 2008 Term

Oct 01, 2008

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State College of Law experts, some of the best legal minds in the nation, are available to discuss cases that will be heard by the United States Supreme Court during its upcoming term.

OCTOBER 6: Altria Group v. Good (07-562) — Preemption, “light” cigarettes

  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.
  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

OCTOBER 6: Vaden v. Discover Bank (07-773) — Federal jurisdiction, arbitration

  • Robin Kundis Craig, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor, can be reached at 850.644.0726 or rcraig@law.fsu.edu. She is an expert on all things water.

OCTOBER 7: Herring v. United States (07-513) — Fourth Amendment, police error

  • Visiting Associate Professor Michael Dimino can be reached at 850.644.8308 or mdimino@law.fsu.edu. Dimino concentrates on criminal law.
  • Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Wayne Logan can be reached at 850.644.4759 or wlogan@law.fsu.edu. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing and torts.
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

OCTOBER 7: Arizona v. Gant (07-542) — Fourth Amendment, car searches

  • Michael Dimino, visiting associate professor, can be reached at 850.644.8308 or mdimino@law.fsu.edu. Dimino concentrates on criminal law.
  • Wayne Logan, Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, can be reached at 850.644.4759 or wlogan@law.fsu.edu. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing and torts.
  • Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida Scott Makar can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

OCTOBER 8: Winter, et al. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et al. (07-1239) — Navy sonar, separation of powers

  • Robin Kundis Craig, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor, can be reached at 850.644.0726 or rcraig@law.fsu.edu. She is an expert on all things water and is presenting a paper about this case in October.
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.
  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

OCTOBER 8: Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville (06-1595) — Title VII, retaliation

  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

OCTOBER 8: Summers, et al. v. Earth Island Institute, et al. (07-463) — Environmental, justiciability

  • Robin Kundis Craig, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor and an expert on all things water, can be reached at 850.644.0726 or rcraig@law.fsu.edu.
  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

OCTOBER 14: Bartlett v. Strickland (07-689) — Voting Rights Act, minority districts

  • Visiting Associate Professor Michael Dimino can be reached at 850.644.8308 or mdimino@law.fsu.edu. Dimino concentrates on criminal law.
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

OCTOBER 14: Pearson v. Callahan (07-751) — 4th Amendment, qualified immunity

  • Visiting Associate Professor Michael Dimino can be reached at 850.644.8308 or mdimino@law.fsu.edu. Dimino concentrates on criminal law.
  • Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Wayne Logan can be reached at 850.644.4759 or wlogan@law.fsu.edu. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing and torts.
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

OCTOBER 14: Oregon v. Ice (07-901) — Sixth Amendment, consecutive sentences

  • Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Wayne Logan can be reached at 850.644.4759 or wlogan@law.fsu.edu. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing and torts.
  • Assistant Professor Dan Markel can be reached at 850.644.3831 or dmarkel@law.fsu.edu. He is a criminal law expert.

NOVEMBER 3: Wyeth v. Levine (06-1249) — Preemption, drug labels

  • Assistant Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch can be reached at 850.644.7474 or eburch@law.fsu.edu. Her areas of expertise include mass tort cases (both medical devices and pharmaceuticals), class action procedures and multi-district litigation.
  • Assistant Professor Brian Galle can be reached at 850.644.4517 or bgalle@law.fsu.edu. He is an expert in tax and broader administrative law issues.
  • Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida Scott Makar can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.
  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

NOVEMBER 3: Ysursa v. Pocatello Education Association (07-869) — First Amendment, payroll deductions

  • Nat Stern, John W. & Ashley E. Frost Professor, is a constitutional law expert. He can be reached at 850.644.1801 or nstern@law.fsu.edu.

NOVEMBER 3: Carcieri v. Kempthorne (07-526) — Indian Law, federal-state power

  • Robin Kundis Craig, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor, can be reached at 850.644.0726 or rcraig@law.fsu.edu.
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

NOVEMBER 4: FCC v. Fox Television Stations (07-582) —Administrative law, “fleeting expletives”

  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.
  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

NOVEMBER 5: Van de Kamp v. Goldstein (07-854) — Prosecutorial immunity, wrongful convictions

  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

NOVEMBER 10: Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts (07-591) — Confrontation Clause, forensic analysts

  • Emeritus Professor Chuck Ehrhardt – an expert on evidence – can be reached at 850.644.5240 or ehrhardt@law.fsu.edu.
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

NOVEMBER 12: Pleasant Grove City, UT v. Summum (07-665) — First Amendment, public monuments

  • Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida Scott Makar can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.
  • Nat Stern, John W. & Ashley E. Frost Professor, is a constitutional law expert. He can be reached at 850.644.1801 or nstern@law.fsu.edu.

DECEMBER 1: Kansas v. Colorado (105, Orig.) — Arkansas River

  • Robin Kundis Craig, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor, can be reached at 850.644.0726 or rcraig@law.fsu.edu. She is an expert on all things water.

DECEMBER 2: Entergy Corp. v. EPA (07-588) and consolidated cases — Clean Water Act, cooling structures

  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

DECEMBER 2: Fitzgerald, et vir v. Barnstable School Committee, et al. (07-1125) — Sex discrimination, Title IX

  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

DECEMBER 3: Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Williams (07-1216) — Punitive damages, state bars

  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.
  • Assistant Professor Dan Markel can be reached at 850.644.3831 or dmarkel@law.fsu.edu. He is a criminal law expert.
  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

DECEMBER 3: Haywood v. Drown (07-10374) — State court jurisdiction, federal constitutional claims

  • Robin Kundis Craig, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor, can be reached at 850.644.0726 or rcraig@law.fsu.edu. She is an expert on all things water.
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

DECEMBER 8: Pacific Bell Telephone Co.,dba AT&T California v. linkLine Communications (07-512) — Antitrust, “price squeeze” claims

  • Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida Scott Makar can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu. 
  • Jim Rossi, Harry M. Walborsky Professor and Associate Dean for Research, can be reached at 850.644.6022 or jrossi@law.fsu.edu. His research focuses on the economic, institutional and governance concerns behind sound energy and natural resource policy.

DECEMBER 9: Arizona v. Johnson (07-1122) — 4th Amendment, passenger searches

  • Visiting Associate Professor Michael Dimino can be reached at 850.644.8308 or mdimino@law.fsu.edu. Dimino concentrates on criminal law.
  • Gary & Sallyn Pajcic Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Wayne Logan can be reached at 850.644.4759 or wlogan@law.fsu.edu. He teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing and torts. 
  • Scott Makar, Richard W. Ervin Visiting Professor and Solicitor General for Florida, can be reached at smakar@law.fsu.edu.

UNSCHEDULED: Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, et al. and Alaska v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, et al. (07-984/07-990) — Clean Water Act, fill permits

  • Robin Kundis Craig, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund Professor, can be reached at 850.644.0726 or rcraig@law.fsu.edu. She is an expert on all things water. 
  • Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar Fernando Teson – a leading moral philosopher of international law – can be reached at 850.644.4287 or fteson@law.fsu.edu. He can comment on all cases involving foreign relations. 
​October 2008