Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke says the Redskins are protected by free speech Civil rights activists are hailing the recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Tra ... More >>
Children may be the future, but Florida is putting its future behind bars. A new report from the Human Rights Watch blasts the state for charging children as adults more than any other state in the nation, and says that far too often, the decision is arbitrary. Florida law allows prosecutors sole ... More >>
State bans on the recognition of gay marriage are falling like dominoes across the states, and a new lawsuit brought on by gay couples could lead to Florida following suit. However, a group of social conservative groups announced their intention to fight to uphold Florida's gay marriage ban today. ... More >>
After Trayvon Martin's supporters mourned Saturday's not-guilty verdict, hundreds of thousands have turned to the Department of Justice to urge the feds to make a second attempt to convict George Zimmerman of civil rights violations. The DOJ has confirmed that its inquiry into the case remains open ... More >>
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's health care mandate, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the surprising, deciding vote that the sweeping reform is constitutional. The ruling is a blow to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who spearheaded the first national court ch ... More >>
Isle of Dreams, a company that hopes to put a strip club in North Bay Village, just wants to pay some girls to shake their tatas, but the city keeps cock-blocking them at every turn. So now the company has filed a lawsuit against North Bay Village, and claims the city is infringing on their First Am ... More >>
In its seemingly random sports poll released today, Public Policy Polling did sneak in a few poll questions about actual public policy. Though a majority of Americans now support gay marriage, Floridians aren't quite ready for it. Though, they do, by a large majority, support civil unions for s ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why Rick Scott is helping the criminal justice system keep African-Americans down. Last week, Florida Gov. ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelHoward SimonAmerican Civil Liberties executive director Howard Simon took part in the last century's most significant freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King. Then he was part of lawsuits that indicated our own government might have played a role in one of the civil rights m ... More >>
No longer a suspected dong-dangler.At last, our long national nightmare is over: the long deceased Jim Morrison will no longer have a record for drunkenly dangling his dong at a Miami concert. But while Morrison's pardon -- which should be made official at 9 a.m. -- closes a sordid footnote in ro ... More >>
''Toothless, dead crack whore -- dead at age 19? Is that the destiny you're looking for?," is what Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Spencer Eig barked at a 15 year old defendant on Tuesday. The girl was in juvenile court after running away from a foster home where she claims she was abused.The chief juvenil ... More >>
The M Ensemble aims at a moving bio and misses the mark.
Critics say draconian drug laws held over from the Eighties pack prisons, force plea deals, and hit one errant lawyer harder than the dealers he defended
Greenpeace Human Art Protest
A local documentary film festival takes on topics not for the timid
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal
Divisions from within: Allies skirmish over free speech
One cop would rather resign than compromise his integrity
If it ain't your party, you better fight for your rights
The Latin Grammys got the headlines, but brave and bruised theater director Alberto Sarraín got the honors
Letters from the issue of April 6, 2000
Can the courts order a wronged father to keep quiet? David Ziskind doesn't think so.
He thought he was just doing his job and playing by the rules. Then he learned that the rules are very different in the sovereign nation of the Miccosukee.
The state's new certification test for law-enforcement personnel has just about everyone singing the blues
When Judge Tom Petersen, the very vocal conscience of Dade's juvenile court, gets a transfer, does he have any comment about it? Stupid question.
It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.
Another stroll on the beach. Another arrest. Another accusation of police brutality. The same two Miami Beach cops.
Is Janet Reno's proposal for a new Youthful Offender Court a long-needed innovation or a chance to place a statute of limitations on childhood?
Cutbacks in the state attorney's Worthless Check Division may have given carte blanche to aspiring check bouncers