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Law Professor Says Lack Of Holiday Spirit May Indicate Societal Decline

Published: Dec 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In modern society, incivility is everywhere – from our children’s classrooms to the recent presidential election to the mall parking lot full of end-of-the-year shoppers. In fact, this holiday season, many felt “Scrooges” and “Grinches” outnumbered the elves.

Mentally Disabled Shouldn’t Receive Death Penalty, Says UF Professor

Published: Dec 5th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Defendants with mental disabilities should not be sentenced to death, a practice 38 states still allow, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychiatry.

UF Professor Of Law, Psychiatry: Eliminate Insanity Defense

Published: Nov 6th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using insanity as a defense should no longer be allowed because the mentally ill don’t need special defenses, according to a University of Florida professor of law and psychology.

UF Researcher: Citizen Initiatives May Determine Tight Presidential Race

Published: Oct 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tuesday’s presidential election may not hinge on the candidates at all but instead on a few ballot measures in a handful of states dealing with hot button issues such as vouchers, animal rights and gay marriage, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Expert: Presidential Race Could Forever Change Campaigning

Published: Aug 4th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While the outcomes of this summer’s political conventions are predictable, the same cannot be said for the campaigns each candidate will wage this fall, says a University of Florida political communications expert.

UF Researcher: P.E. Teachers And Coaches Can Make Sports Safer

Published: Feb 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE — A 40-year-old North Carolina man attempts a back flip at a local YMCA at his instructor’s urging and winds up paralyzed.