Bar takes legislative positions

first_img Bar takes legislative positions Dealing with constitutional amendments and lawyers for juveniles The Florida Bar Board of Governors has adopted two new legislative positions involving constitutional amendments and lawyers for juveniles, as the legislature worked on bills in both areas.Acting at its April 8 meeting in Tallahassee, the board followed the recommendation of the Legislation Committee and approved the recommendations of the Special Committee on Constitutional Amendments and the Legal Needs of Children Committee in adopting the new positions. (An official notice on both new lobbying stances is in this News. )At its January meeting, the board had tabled the proposal from the Special Committee on Constitutional Amendments. That panel advocated that the Bar adopt a position saying all constitutional amendments fit three criteria: They affect an existing provision of the constitution; they deal with a basic right of citizens; or they address the basic structure of government.Special committee Chair Harold Melville reported that the concern raised in January, that such an amendment might preclude the a future amendment on judicial nominating commissions, was unfounded. He noted that JNCs are already mentioned in the constitution, hence any further amendment would pass the “filter” test.The special committee also modified the recommendation to apply only to initiative amendments, and the board approved the new position.The legislature is considering a variety of issues on constitutional amendments, including requiring them to pass with 60 percent of the vote, requiring that they pass with 60 percent of the vote in 60 percent of the congressional districts, limiting the subject to basic issues, and tightening requirements for initiative petition signature gatherers.The second action came as a suggestion from the Legal Needs of Children Committee that the board adopt the committee’s position holding that children in the delinquency system should not be able to waive their right to an attorney unless they had a meaningful opportunity to consult with a lawyer on the waiver.The board approved the position unanimously. A bill to accomplish it has been introduced in the legislature. SB 1218, which provides that a child in the delinquency system must consult with a public defender if that child is not represented by a private attorney, cleared the Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously in April 1. The bill also specifically provides that a child may not waive the right to counsel until he or she has had a meaningful opportunity to consult with a lawyer. Bar takes legislative positions May 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Mike Tyson tells Wilder to ‘grow up’

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Mike Tyson has urged Deontay Wilder to stop feeling sorry for himself after his loss to Tyson Fury. Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC heavyweight champion came to an end in February at the hands of The Gypsy King. The American suffered a seventh-round TKO defeat in front of a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, with his corner throwing in the towel at the 1:39 mark to mercifully prevent him from taking any more unnecessary punishment. Wilder was quick to give Fury his just dues after suffering his first professional loss, hailing the 31-year-old for his stellar performance. But a few days removed from their multi-million-pound rematch, Wilder majorly detracted from Fury’s career-defining victory by attributing his loss to the extravagant outfit he wore during his ring walk – which he claimed drained his energy reserves. Like many others, Tyson was baffled by Wilder’s excuse for his maiden loss and has urged his fellow countryman to suck it up and take it on the chin. “[Wilder] feels like giving up, ‘Oh, my life is over. ‘I’ve made $90 million (£73 million). My life is over. Oh God, I want to die,’” the former undisputed heavyweight champion said during a recent episode of his Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast. “Grow up.” “Keep going through it until it’s really over.” Wilder will have the opportunity to exact revenge on Fury later this year having exercised the trilogy fight clause placed in his contract to rematch the lineal-heavyweight champion. Although he was resoundingly beaten by Fury, who dominated the contest from the very first exchange, Tyson believes Wilder should continue to fight with confidence. He added: “Wilder can still make a lot of money. He shouldn’t feel sad or discouraged. And he should continue to go out there and fight with a lot of zest and confidence.” Unlike their first meeting, Wilder was forced to march to the beat of Fury’s drum, with the Brit dictating the pace of the contest and, surprisingly, being the aggressor. And after seeing Fury have his way with The Bronze Bomber, Tyson isn’t confident of his countryman’s chances of avenging his first loss. “Listen, he didn’t fight the same fight as he fought the first fight,” he said. “The first fight, [Wilder] fought with confidence like he could win. “In this fight, he fought like he didn’t have no zest, no life in him. I don’t think he was the same fighter after the first fight. “After the first fight, [Wilder] couldn’t rise to the occasion again.” Wilder and Fury were on course to renew their rivalry in Las Vegas on July 18. Their third meeting, however, has been postponed until October due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has wreaked havoc with the sporting calendar.Tags: BOXINGDeontay Wildermike tysonTyson Furylast_img read more