‘Grim reaper’ attorney in hot water over comments
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Days after asking The Florida Bar to consider sanctioning an attorney who made national headlines by dressing as the Grim Reaper to criticize Gov. DeSantis appeared just two days after I launched a (political) committee to remove Ron DeSantis,” Uhlfelder said during the interview, referring to what is dubbed the Remove Ron political committee. “I’ve been involved in the attorney disciplinary system in Florida for 35 years, and I can’t even remember when I’ve seen this rule utilized,” he said. DeSantis issued a “safer at home” order but refused to close beaches statewide, though some local governments temporarily imposed beach closures. Carroll in April ruled against Uhlfelder, saying the state Constitution gives the governor discretion about handling emergencies.
Feds take over marijuana prosecutions amid hemp legalization
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - After multiple state attorneys across Florida announced the legalization of hemp would delay or even halt some marijuana prosecutions, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida has announced the feds will take the reins. The legalization of hemp, marijuanas non-psychoactive identical twin, propped state attorneys like Jack Campbell to re-evaluate how they handle cases involving marijuana. In the meantime, Campbell and many other state attorneys have decided to delay or drop marijuana cases. The Legislature is still very clear that marijuana is illegal in this state, Campbell said. Campbell said the federal cases will establish standards for pot prosecutions in the age of hemp.