October 27, 2017

Florida's Second District Court of Appeal recently affirmed, per curiam, a lower court ruling that Hendry County did not violate Florida's Sunshine Law.  Concerned neighbors brought suit praying for injunctive relief and a declaratory judgment that the County had held impermissibly secret meetings when permitting site development plans for controversial monkey farms. 

The lower court found that the Coun...

October 27, 2017

On October 13, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed what is thought to be a bill that is the first of its kind in the nation.  Under Assembly Bill (A.B.) 485, beginning January 1, 2019, pet stores will be prohibited from selling any cats, dogs, or rabbits that were not obtained from a "pet control agency or shelter" or other similar rescue organizations.  The intent is to prohibit "mill-bred" animals and abuses comm...

October 27, 2017

Rural counties in Florida are beginning to designate officers to the specific task of investigating agricultural and natural resource crimes.  These areas require a different type of specialization to deal with the unique types of crime that occur. Recently after a dog fighting ring was discovered in the woods, the Putnam County Sheriff realized what needed to be done.  “What we realized was that as an agency, we were very ill...

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