Category Archives: Rod Sullivan

Critical ruling in cases against Cristian Fernandez due Tuesday

Cooper can rely on prior case law to help as a guide, but her job is to focus on the evidence presented in the cases before her, said Rod Sullivan, a constitutional law professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law.

“Everything in her ruling has to be based on her factual findings,” Sullivan said. “She has to make specific findings concerning the development of his level of intelligence at the age of 12, the amount he was actually free to cooperate or not with police” and other factors.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-08-06/story/critical-ruling-cases-against-cristian-fernandez-due-tuesday#ixzz22sBT7igp

Did Mitt Romney really save the Olympics?

“JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — There’s a new ad on the airways right now that gives credit to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney for saving the Olympics and turning the games around in 2002.”

Professor Rod Sullivan is asked about the legalities of the ad and if any copyright law may have been broken by using Olympic footage. Click here to view the ad and read the full story at First Coast News.

Author Tim O’Brien speaks at length with T-U readers

“As part of the Times-Union’s book club, the T-U Book Blog, we arranged a conference phone call with Tim O’Brien and three members of our club.

“They are Rod Sullivan, professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law, retired physician Peter McCranie and businessman Lou Rose. Mike Clark moderated.”

- Read the entire transcript at the Times-Union.

Florida’s ’10-20-Life’ empowers prosecutors but handcuffs judges, juries, defense attorneys, experts say

“Florida Coastal School of Law Professor Rod Sullivan said the statutes were intended to apply to a rash of repeat violent offenders that the state faced when the laws were constructed. His biggest criticisms are that they don’t take into account those who have no previous criminal records or those who possessed a gun but did not actually use it to commit the crime.”

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-05-21/story/floridas-10-20-life-empowers-prosecutors-handcuffs-judges-juries-defense#ixzz1vVdzBd55

Pro-Life groups hold nationwide rallies

“I would say this is probably the most far-reaching case that the court has heard in the last 20 years,” said Rod Sullivan, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, said of the health care law.


Sullivan said what the country’s nine Supreme Court justices decide next week could not only change the fate of health care but also the scope of what the federal government can do.

Read more, via News 4 Jax.

Largest Poker Room In Florida Opens To Huge Crowds

Rod Sullivan, a professor with the Florida Coastal School of Law, explained how Best Bet Jacksonville was able to open to FirstCoastNews.com.

“(The law) was drafted to apply to a few number of pari-mutuel license holders and nobody else,” Sullivan explained. “What they have to do is offer a certain number of races on 140 days out of the year. If they have 140 racing days that they’re simulcasting, then they’re legal.”

Read more, via Poker News Daily.