Palm Beach Post by Frank Cerabino December 7, 2017 The Sunshine Law is turning out to be very inconvenient for the mayor of Riviera Beach. Florida’s open government law requires notice for all public meetings, letting anybody know where and when they will be held. For Mayor Thomas Masters, this just means tipping off the […]
This ‘Tenacious Underdog’ Won His First Supreme Court Case. Now He’s Back.
New York Times by Adam Liptak December 4, 2017 About a decade ago, the leaders of a Florida city held a closed-door meeting to discuss how to intimidate and silence a critic named Fane Lozman. So far, their plan has not worked. Mr. Lozman calls himself “a persistent and tenacious underdog,” which may be an […]
First the city sank his house. Now, he’s at the Supreme Court over free speech case
Miami Herald by Monique O. Madan November 13, 2017 Nearly five years ago, Fane Lozman won a landmark case in the Supreme Court when the justices ruled that his houseboat was not a boat, but his floating home, and that a Palm Beach County city wrongly seized and destroyed it by using maritime laws. On […]