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A Guide to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida Records

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
Title: American Civil Liberties Union of Florida Records
Dates: 1955-1981
Abstract: Correspondence and miscellaneous materials relating to personal liberty, civil rights, crime and criminals, desegregation of schools, and women.
Extent: 21 Linear feet. 50 Boxes.
Identification: Ms 2
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Civil Liberties Union of Greater Miami was formally recognized by the American Civil Liberties Union as an affiliate on June 6, 1955. The group was formed largely as a response to the anti-Communist scare of the nineteen fifties. Following the formation of chapters in Gainesville and Tampa, the group's named was changed in 1959 to the Florida Civil Liberties Union. In 1965, the name was changed again to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, and the Miami affiliate was recognized as a chapter within the state wide organization. (Cf. Florence Morgenroth, "Organization and Activities of the American Civil Liberties Union in Miami, 1955-66," (M.A. thesis; University of Miami, 1966).

The ACLU of Florida formally consists of two organizations, one being the ACLU Florida affiliate, and the other a fund raising group, the ACLU of Florida Foundation. Chapters have been formed in principal Florida cities.


Scope and Content

The records contain the official records and correspondence of the organization, topical files on subjects of interest, and complaints from citizens about alleged civil rights violations. The formal actions of the group are carried out through executive boards, boards of directors, various committees, a legal director and an executive director. Many of these records are found in the appropriate board meeting files, although some are in the Administrative Papers and Legal Director's files.

The ACLU receives many requests for legal assistance. In most cases, it is unable to assist, or can give very limited assistance through enclosing a publication, or giving a referral. Examples are found in several case files, also referred to as complaint, or intake files.

Most of the Chapter files were received from the state affiliate and represent interactions between the state and the locality. The files from the Gainesville chapter are an exception, having been received direct from the Chapter. Technically a separate record group, they have been included as part of the ACLU of Florida records, but have been kept distinct and separate from state records.


Arrangement

These records are received periodically from the ACLU of Florida. Newly received records are often annexed to existing records rather than being interfiled. As a result, records of the same type are found throughout the collection.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Civil Liberties Union of Florida Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Records donated by the ACLU of Florida. Most of the Chapter files were received from the state organization. The files from the Gainesville chapter are an exception, having been received direct from the Chapter.

Processing Information

Additional files, including 'Closed' and 'Closed - Pending' files have not been arranged or described and currently are stored in an off-campus storage facility.


Contents List

ACLU of Greater Miami, 1955-1959, Florida Civil Liberties Union, 1960-1965, ACLU of Florida Records, 1965-1982, and National Board Reports, 1976-1990


Box
1 American Civil Liberties Union of Greater Miami, Bylaws, application for charter, and other records. 1955-1959, and n.d.
1 Florida Civil Liberties Union - Minutes of the Board, 1960 - August, 1965. For ACLU of Florida Board records (e.g., Sept 1965-) see Box 12, etc. 1960-1965
1 Florida Civil Liberties Union - Miscellaneous Records. 1960-1965
1 American Civil Liberties Union of Florida - Bylaws and organizational charts. 1965-1984 and n.d.
1 Miscellaneous records. 1965-1982 and n.d.
1 Daily Diary [Executive Director?]. 1968-1970
1 National Board Reports. 1976-1984
1 National Board Reports. 1989-1990


Correspondence


Box
2 Correspondence (Continued in Box 27). 1955-1969
3 Florida Prisoners, prison conditions


Criminal Cases


Box
4 Criminal Cases (Arranged alphabetically by name). 1964-1980


Desegregation


Box
5 Desegregation: Dade County School Board. 1970-1975
6 Desegregation: Dade County School Board


Women


Box
7 Abortion
7 Discrimination (arranged by name)
7 Equal rights amendment
7 Florida Governor's Commission on Status of Women
7 International Women's Conference


Case Files


Box
8 Civil Rights, Death Penalty, McCarthy v. Askew.
8 Civil rights: racial and homosexual.
8 Death Penalty (2 folders).
8 McCarthy, Eugene vs. Askew (name on ballot).
9 Church and State.
9 Criminal Code (reform).
9 Free Press.
9 Free Speech.
9 Identification.
9 Immigration.
9 Mental Illness.
9 Prisons: rights of prisoners, conditions, cases.
9 Raiford riot.
10 Academic Freedom.
10 Arrest Record.
10 Campaign Financing.
10 Chiropractic Advertising.
10 Communists - Dade County.
10 Constitutional Revision.
10 Convention, 1972 (National).
10 Customs, U.S. - Searches.
10 Freedom of Information.
10 Juvenile Rights.
10 Lie Detectors.
10 Marijuana.
10 Murders, survey material.
10 Nude Sunbathing.
10 Ombudsman.
10 Police Accountability.
10 Poverty.
10 Privacy (Surveillance, spying).
10 Restrictive Covenants.
10 Strip Searches.
10 Televising Trials.


Civil Cases


Box
11 Civil Cases: - arranged alphabetically.


State Board of Director Meetings (Affiliate and Foundation): September, 1965-1978


Box
12 Agenda, minutes, and other materials distributed at board meetings. (For continuation see Box 26. For Civil Liberties Union of Florida, prior to September 1965, see Box 1). Chapter files in Boxes 13 - 14, etc. are from the office of ACLU of Florida.


Chapter Files, Brevard and Broward (ACLU of Florida Chapter files are continued in Box 35.)


Box
13 Chapter Checklist. 1983-1984
13 Brevard County. 1971-1985
13 Brevard County. 1989-1991
13 Broward County. 1966 [bulk 1971]-1975
13 Broward County. 1976-1980
13 Broward County. 1981-1985
13 Broward County. 1986-1990
13 Broward County. 1991


Chapter Files, Central Florida and Escambia County (ACLU of Florida Chapter files are continued in Box 35.)


Box
14 Central Florida (Orlando). 1977-1985
14 Central Florida. 1989-1991
14 Escambia County (Pensacola). 1975-1985


Chapter Files, Gainesville Chapter

Gainesville chapter files in boxes 15 and 16 are from the local chapter, unlike those in boxes 13-14 which are ACLU of Florida files on the chapters.


Box
14 Gainesville. 1975-1980
14 Gainesville. 1981-1985
14 Gainesville. 1988-1991
15 Administration. 1975-1984
15 Minutes and Correspondence. 1965-1979
16 Minutes and Correspondence. 1980-1987
16 Lobbying Material. 1989
16 Membership report


Administrative Papers


Box
17 ACLU of Florida Foundation
17 Alternative Structure Committee. 1984-1985
17 Archives (U. of Florida Libraries). 1984
17 Bequest Sharing with National ACLU. 1969-1971, 1983
17 Board of Directors Death Penalty Committee. 1984
17 Board of Directors Personnel Committee. 1981 -1982
17 Chapter Correspondence (President's File). 1988-1989
17 Chapter Development Committee
17 Chapter Local Development Committee. 1985-1986
17 Chapter Manual. 1973
17 Court Observation Program. 1969
17 Development (Director for Development, Development Committee, and Fundraising). 1985-1989
17 Financial Correspondence, IRS audits. 1982-1986
17 Financial Statements and Ledgers. 1983-1980
17 Florida Clearinghouse on Criminal Justice - Proposal, 1975, and Reports to ACLU-Florida. 1975, 1982-1985
18 Guide to Programs and Materials
18 National ACLU Correspondence
18 News Clippings. 1989
18 Nominating Committee and Elections
18 Office Form and Miscellany
18 Press Releases. 1969-1986
18 Press Releases. 1989-1990
18 Privacy Project Committee. 1975
18 "Proposal to Finance the Pro-Abortion Effort". ca. 1979
18 Structures Committee. 1986
18 Torch (correspondence, photographs)


Cases (Intake forms, briefs, etc.) by Subject


Box
19 Abortion.
19 Banks and Banking.
19 Black Nativity (Drama).
19 Brain Research.
19 Church and State.
19 Free (Nude) Beach Movement.
19 Haitian Consul Demonstrations (Coral Gables).
19 Kosher Food Inspection.
19 Petition and Recall.
19 Police Activities.
19 Pornography.
19 Professional Certification.
19 School Censorship.
19 Spanish Language Instruction in Schools.
20 Academic Freedom (Sharry vs. U. Miami).
20 Ads-in-Motion.
20 Censorship (Home Box Office).
20 Child Custody.
20 Children in Condominiums.
20 Christmas and Hanukah Displays.
20 Criminal Cases.
20 Discrimination.
20 Domestic.
20 Drugs Cases.
21 Election Laws.
21 Extradition.
21 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
21 Free Speech.
21 Immigration.
21 Imprisonment.
21 Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
21 Jury Trial.
21 Kindergarten Entrance Examination.
21 Ku Klux Klan.
21 Labor and Unions.
21 Legal Practice.
21 Library Censorship.
21 Physicians.
21 Picketing.
21 Police Activities.
21 Political Activities.
21 Polygraphs.
21 Post Office ('Postalgate').
21 Public Assembly (demonstrations, parades, picketing, etc.).
21 Public Records Access.
22 Religious Freedom.
22 Searches.
22 Skateboarding.
22 Socialist Workers Party.
22 Street and Town Closures to Public.
22 Student Cases.
22 Tenant-Landlord Cases.
22 Urinalysis.
22 Vasectomies in the U.S. Navy.
22 Video Surveillance.
22 Voter Registration Card Use.
22 Zoning Cases.
22 Master Intake List, 1986: D.C.A. at Welleby vs. Zimmerman, et.al. (Free Speech case, 1986).
22 Master Intake List, 1987: 1987 Intake Examples.


1988 Intakes and Position Statements


Box
23 1988 Master Intake List.
23 Car Rental Discrimination.
23 Cats and Dogs as Food.
23 Criminal Cases.
23 Death Penalty Inmate.
23 Divorce Case.
23 Drug Cases.
23 Drug Testing of Athletes.
23 Educational Loan Repayment.
23 Employment Discrimination.
23 Employment Termination.
23 Free Speech Issues.
23 Housing Discrimination.
23 KKK (Use of as Initials).
23 Moody Canal Drainage.
23 Police Complaints.
23 Political Elections.
23 Prisoner Complaints.
23 Social Security Complaints.
23 Teaching Certification.
23 Workplace Surveillance.


ACLU of Florida Positions, 1971-1989

Unlike case files, which are complaints from citizens, these files represent actual ACLU positions, actions, etc.


Box
23 Children's Rights (including Prayer in School).
23 English as Official Language (Miami Chapter resolution and background) 1987-1988.
23 "Hair" cases, 1971-1975.
23 "The Homeless and Civil Liberties," (Annual Conference Workshop, 1989).
23 Polygraphs, 1984.
23 Reason '84.
23 School Censorship position.
23 Weinberger vs. West Miami (Hanukah Display) 1982.


Cases Not Accepted, 1989-1990

Boxes 24 and 25 contain a small sampling of complaints and comments which the ACLU of Florida received in 1989 and 1990, but were not accepted as cases for various reasons.


Box
24 Albergo, Mike (Correspondence by the author on several subjects).
24 Animal Protection and Rights.
24 Beach Access and Attire.
24 Censorship.
24 Contraband Forfeiture Act.
24 Discrimination (Age, Employment, Gender, Housing, etc.).
24 DNA Testing.
24 Fair, Jim.
24 Legalized Bingo.
24 Mental Health Confinement.
24 Nobel Peace Prize Nomination.
24 Prisoner Complaints.
24 Privacy Rights.
24 Real Estate Licensing.
24 Schools (Busing, Compulsory Education, Immunization, School Districts, and Special Programs).
24 Students (Complaints against schools and colleges, student newspapers, suspensions, and transfers).
24 Zoning.
25 Abortion.
25 ACLU Opposition.
25 ACLU Prison Project.
25 Adoption.
25 Alimony and Child Support.
25 Civil Litigation.
25 Condominium Rules.
25 Contractors Disputes.
25 Criminal Defenses.
25 Cuban Assets Control Regulations.
25 Drugs.
25 Employment Retirement Security Act (ERISA).
25 Employment Termination.
25 Flag Burning.
25 Free Speech.
25 Immigration
25 Insurance.
25 Landlord-Tenant Disputes.
25 Legal Systems (Attorneys, courts, judges, trials, etc.).
25 Medical Practice.
25 Negligence.
25 Newspaper Distribution.
25 Police Activities.
25 Political Activities.
25 Property Erosion.
25 Psychologist Licensing.
25 Religious Issues (Chaplain service, church and state, church discipline).
25 Seat Belt Laws.
25 Sexual Harassment.
25 Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
25 Taxation (Taxpayers Bill of Rights).
25 Telephone (Caller ID) Service.
25 U.S. Navy.
25 Workers Compensation.


State Board of Directors, 1979-1987 (For continuation see Box 38).


Box
26 1979.
26 1980-1982.
26 1983-1984.
26 1985.
26 1986.
26 1987.


Correspondence and Executive Director's Files.

Beginning with July 1990, the Executive Director released a monthly packet to Board and Executive Committee members and Chapter Chairs, including much of the material previously distributed at Board meetings and in diverse ways. A typical packet includes the reports of the Executive, Legal, and Development Director, financial reports, intake report on complaints, meeting agendas and minutes and other materials for official distribution.


Box
27 1969-1974.
27 1975-1977.
27 1982-1984.
27 1985-1986.
27 1987-1989.
27 Executive Director's (Long) Letterbook 1987.
27 Executive Director's (Long) Letterbook 1988 (Jan. - June).
28 Executive Director's (Long) Letterbook 1988 (July - December).
28 President's (Willett) Correspondence Files,1986-88, Jan.-Sept.1989, October, 1989 - Jan. 1990.
28 Correspondence (primarily Executive Director) 1989-99.
28 Executive Director's Monthly Report, July - November, 1990, Jan., July 1991.


Complaints, 1991 (arranged alphabetically by sender)


Box
29 Complaints. A sampling: approximately five percent, of complaints received by the ACLU of Florida in 1991. These complaints typically have no action taken and the sender is sent a form note of rejection. Among those retained are complaints where the ACLU has replied in some detail, or taken some limited action. Some of the intakes are comments by the public regarding the ACLU.


Video Tapes of 1986 (2nd Annual Conference) Workshops


Box
30 Aids: On the Job, in Schools, in Courts.
30 Drug Testing: Whose Business Is It?
30 Polygraphs: Guilty until Proven Innocent.
30 School Censorship.
30 Mock Legal Panel: Do We Take the Case?


Video Tapes of 1987 (3rd Annual Conference) Workshop and Programs


Box
30 Aids Testing.
30 Drug Testing.
30 Surrogate Parenting.
30 Legislative Panel.
30 Separation of Church and State.
30 Legal Panel.
30 Conference Awards Dinner (Norman Dorsen and Michael Friedman).


Video Tapes of 1988 (4th Annual Conference)


Box
30 Surrogate Parenting; Reproductive Rights.


Video Tapes of 1990 Annual Conference


Box
30 Opening Session.
30 Drug War and Civil Liberties.
30 Right to Die.
30 Speech on "The Future of Civil Liberties" by Samuel Walker and Panel on Censorship (Robin Blumner, Bruce Rogow on the Three-Live Crew defense, and Sidney Goetz).
30 Reproductive Rights.
30 Dinner Program (Address by Poyner Award winner Rosemary Barkett and principal address by Chesterfield Smith).


Complaints, 1992-1995

A sampling: of approximately five percent of complaints received by the ACLU of Florida between 1992 and 1995. These complaints typically have no action taken and the sender is sent a form note of rejection. Among those retained are complaints where the ACLU has replied in some detail, taken some limited action or written internal notes. Samples of new types of complaints, arising from new laws or issues, such as the habitual offender act, or the ban on net fishing have been retained, as are letters from Death Row inmates. Some of the intakes are comments by the public regarding the ACLU. They do not represent a scientific sampling of the complaints received.


Box
31 A - D (26 folders)
32 E - J (18 folders)
33 K - Q (16 folders)
34 P - Z (21 folders)


Chapter Files, Miami, 1965-1990


Box
35 Miami - Bylaws, board minutes, correspondence. 1965-1969
35 Miami - Bylaws, board minutes, correspondence. 1970-1974
35 Miami - Bylaws, board minutes, correspondence. 1975-1980
35 Miami - Bylaws, board minutes, correspondence. 1981-1985
35 Miami - Bylaws, board minutes, correspondence. 1986-1990
35 Calle Ocho Censorship. 1989
35 Miami Beach Barriers. 1989
35 Socialist Workers Party. 1989
35 Window Washing Ordinance. 1989


Chapter Files, Monroe County - Pinellas


Box
36 Monroe County. 1970-1973; 1985
36 Northeast Chapter (Jacksonville). 1989-1990
36 Campus Voice (Jacksonville Community College). 1989
36 Northwest Chapter (Pensacola). 1989
36 Palm Beach County. 1973-1985
36 Palm Beach County. 1989-1991
36 Palm Beach Video Stores. 1989
36 Pinellas County. 1975-1985
36 Pinellas County. 1989-1991


Chapter Files, S-V, 1975-1988


Box
37 Sarasota/Manatee Counties. 1975-1985, 1988
37 Southwest Florida. 1966-1986
37 Tallahassee. 1976-1983
37 Tallahassee Chapter. 1988-1991
37 Tampa. 1975-1985
37 Tampa. 1989-1991
37 Volusia / Flagler. 1973-1986


State Board of Directors, 1988 -


Box
38 State Board of Directors. 1988
38 State Board of Directors. 1989
38 State Board of Directors. 1990
38 Executive Committee. 1984-1985
38 Executive Committee and Executive Director's Report. 1986-1988


Legislative and Lobbying Activities, 1966-1989


Box
39 Activities. 1966-1974
39 Activities. 1975-1979
39 Activities. 1981-1982
39 Activities. 1983-1984
39 Activities. 1985
39 Activities. 1986
39 Activities. 1987-1989
39 Bill of Rights Lobby. 1982
39 Legislative Workshops. 1979-1983
39 Reproductive Rights Lobby. 1983


Annual Conference and Dinner, including Poynter Award, 1978-1991 (See Box 30 for video tapes of some programs.)


Box
40 Bill of Rights Dinner, including Poynter Award. 1978
40 Bill of Rights Dinner. 1979
40 Bill of Rights Dinner, including Poynter Award. 1980
40 Bill of Rights Dinner, including Poynter Award. 1981
40 Bill of Rights Dinner, including Poynter Award. 1982
40 Bill of Rights Dinner. 1983
40 Poynter Award. 1983
40 Bill of Rights Dinner, including Poynter Award. 1984
40 Annual Conference (1st). 1985
40 Bill of Rights Dinner, including Poynter Award. 1985
40 Annual Conference and Dinner. 1986
40 Annual Conference and Dinner. 1987
40 Annual Conference and Poynter Award Dinner. 1988
40 Nelson Poynter Award and Dinner. 1991


Legal Program (Includes Legal Committee, Legal Director, Legal Panel, etc.)

Legal Program files include records relating to the litigation program of the ACLU, including records of the legal director, the legal committee, the legal panels of the ACLU of Florida and of the chapters, and the staff counsel. Prior to the appointment of a legal director, the function was sometime filled by the executive director. In addition to documentation of actual cases and issues, these papers involve internal and policy issues, especially those relating to question of fees for cooperating attorney's, recruitment of attorneys, and procedures for handling complaints. Most of these records were received in 1996 and appear to be from the files of the legal director. The general files at the front of Box 41 and those of the Miami Chapter Legal Panel were received earlier. Included is a set of files created by Richard Yale Feder. Feder was a long time member of ACLU, active in various capacities. Most of these records involve his experience as an ACLU cooperating attorney, but his membership on the national ACLU Board and other functions are also included.


Box
41 Legal Program- General (Executive Director's files?). 1970-1979
41 Legal Program- General (Executive Director's files?). 1980-1987
41 Legal Program- General (Executive Director's files?). 1987-1989
41 Legal Director - Address. ca. 1985
41 Legal Director - "Assisting in Self-Murder Case". ca. 1978
41 Legal Director - Attorney's Fees. 1971 [bulk 1977] -1984
41 Legal Director - Attorney's Fees. 1985-1986
41 Legal Director - Attorney's Fees. 1987-1989
41 Legal Director - Attorney's Retainer Agreement. 1985-1986
41 Legal Director - Cases. 1985
41 Legal Director - Cimino, Elaine, Complaint. 1985
41 Legal Director - Cooperating Attorneys. 1976-1985
41 Legal Director - Correspondence. 1982-1987
41 Legal Director - Electronic Surveillance. 1982-1985
41 Legal Director - Immigration Litigation. 1982-1984
41 Legal Director - Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee. 1985-1986
41 Legal Director - Information on Procedures for Chapter Chairs and Legal Panel. 1982-1984
41 Legal Director - Press Correspondence. 1985
41 Legal Director - Reports. 1985-1986
41 Legal Director - Search. 1984
42 Legal Dockets. 1963-1979
42 Legal Dockets. 1980-1981
42 Legal Dockets. 1982-1984
42 Legal Dockets. 1987
42 Legal Dockets. 1989
42 Legal Panel Chairpersons. 1985
42 Legal Panel Correspondence. 1984-1985
42 Legal Panel Handbook. ca. 1985
42 Legal Program Committee. 1985-1986
42 Legal Program: General Information
42 Legal Program Manual: Chapter 3. ca. 1985
42 Legal Program Procedures. 1985
42 Legal Program Workshop. 1983
42 Legal Program Workshop. 1984
42 Regional Counsel Information. 1985
42 Staff Counsel
42 Training Seminar for ACLU Attorneys. 1977-1978


Rosen / Winick Papers on Attorney's Fees

These papers concern a controversy between the ACLU of Florida and two cooperating attorneys, Michael J. Rosen and Bruce J. Winick, over the disposition of fees awarded them for their handling of cases on behalf of Haitian refugees. Topics include the original deportation cases, litigation for fees, the dispute between the ACLU and the attorneys, and internal ACLU records regarding the policy of attorney's fees. The file of Jim Hooper, an ACLU of Florida president, on attorney fees is also included. See also the Legal Program files above for additional material on attorney's fees and case files for other information relating to Haitian refuge cases. Additional material on attorneys' fees may be found in Box 35, folders Legal Affairs, 1984-1989.


Box
43 Sampling of Court Papers from Jean v. Nelson, Louis v. Nelson., etc., apparently collected to determine if the attorneys were representing the ACLU. 1981-1986
43 Briefs and Depositions re: work done in Louis v. Nelson and related cases. 1982-1986
43 Briefs re: Awarding of Attorney's Fees. 1991
43 Correspondence between ACLU attorney to attorney for Rosen and Winick, March 12 - October 29, 1991, and attachments. 1975-1991
43 Correspondence between ACLU attorney and Rosen / Winick attorney, with memorandum of settlement. Nov. 12, 1991 - Jan. 9, 1992
43 ACLU documents re: Rose and Winick. 1978-1986, and n.d.
43 Winick vs. Demeo, divorce proceedings. 1986
43 ACLU documents re: Jean v. Nelson and related matters. 1978-1983
43 ACLU attorney's notes re: Rosen and Winick. Sept.-Dec. 1991
43 ACLU records re: attorney's fees. 1978-1991
43 ACLU of Florida and National ACLU records relevant to attorney fees. 1971-1991
43 File of Jim Hooper re: Attorney's fees. 1980-1990


Feder, Richard Yale, Correspondence, 1974-1981

Feder was an active ACLU member for many years. In Florida he served as chairman of both the local and state legal panel, chapter and state ACLU chairman, ACLU of Florida General Counsel, and national board member. His activities were discontinued upon being appointed a circuit judge in 1981. The bulk of the correspondence concerns legal work on behalf of the ACLU, but general state and national ACLU business are also included. Some case briefs are included. Some items relating to attorneys' fees are flagged.


Box
44 Feder. 1974-1975
44 Feder. 1976
44 Feder. 1977
44 Feder. 1978
44 Feder. 1979
44 Feder. 1980
44 Feder. 1981


Legal Director's Chapter Files


Box
45 Brevard County. 1985-1986
45 Broward County. 1984 [bulk 1985]-1986
45 Broward County. 1989
45 Central Florida (Orlando). 1984-1986
45 Fort Myers. 1985
45 Gainesville. 1985-1990
45 Key West. 1985
45 Miami Chapter - Legal Panel. 1967-1977
45 Miami Chapter - Legal Panel. 1980-1984
45 Miami Chapter - Legal Panel. 1985
45 Miami Chapter - Legal Panel. 1986
45 Miami Chapter - Legal Panel. 1987-1990
45 Miami Chapter - Legal Panel. 1991
45 Miami Chapter - Legal Panel Law Week Reception. 1985-1986
46 Northeast Florida (Jacksonville). 1985-1986
46 Palm Beach/Martin County. 1985
46 Palm Beach. 1987
46 Pensacola. 1982 -1985
46 Pinellas County. 1985-1986
46 Pinellas County - Smith v. Russell. 1985-1986
46 Pinellas County. 1989
46 Tallahassee Chapter. 1985-1986
46 Tallahassee Chapter. 1988-1991
46 Tampa Chapter. 1985-1987
46 Volusia County. 1985-1986


Briefs and Correspondence about Cases, 1972-1995

Most of these files represent cases with substantial ACLU involvement in which ACLU cooperating attorneys represented defendants or complainants, filed briefs, etc. Contents usually include copies of briefs, or correspondence about cases.


Box
47 Ace Adult Book Store v. Stack et al (Free Speech: Pornography). 1977-1982
47 Adams v. School Board (Brevard ACLU Appeal). 1984
47 Adams, James. Death Penalty Clemency Application. 1984?
47 Carpenter v. Mason (St. Johns County School Board) 1st Amendment Case. 1986
47 Cruz v. Ferre (HBO, Censorship). 1983
47 Dektor Counterintelligence and Security v. Florida Secretary of State (Lie Detector/Polygraph). 1973
47 Delancy v. Booth (Prison Conditions/Mothers in Jail). ca. 1980
47 Douglas v. Wainwright, Fl. Dept. of Corrections, and Brierton, Florida State Prison. 1981-1983
47 Elkins, Jimmy, (Freedom of speech/expression). 1995
47 Feamster v. Brierton, Florida State Prison (Prison Conditions). 1979
47 Feder v. City of Miami Beach (Travel Rights). 1976
47 Florida Statewide Jail Suit
47 Florida v. Bryant (Death penalty).
47 Florida v. Cardenas (Death Penalty).
47 Florida v. Delbert Tibbs (Homicide, racial discrimination).
47 Florida v. Featherston (illegal teaching of bombs/bomb making, freedom of information, FBI); briefs.
48 Florida v. Featherston (illegal teaching of bombs, freedom of information, FBI); correspondence.
48 Florida v. Mary Worlds (Racial discrimination). 1978-1979
48 Florida v. Wade Powell. 1985
48 Ford, Alvin Bernard, v. Wainwright (Dept. Corrections). 1985
48 Gaudette v. Miami Dade Community College (Free Speech: Poster Display). 1980
48 Gridley, Circuit Judge William C. (Free Speech). 1982
48 Guilford, Modell v. Washington County Board of Commissioners (Employment Discrimination). 1982
48 Haitian Refugee Cases (Haitian Refugee Center v. Civiletti, Louis v. Nelson, etc.)
48 Kahn v. Straughn and Blake; Kahn v. Shevin (Rights of Widower: Sex Discrimination). 1972-73
48 Kimball v. Florida (Homosexual Rights). 1976-1981
49 L and P Enterprise v. State of Florida (Freedom of Press, Censorship). 1978
49 Lee, Wilbert v. Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. 1988
49 Lehman v. Sarasota County. 1984
49 Magill v. Wainwright (Death Penalty). 1985-1986
49 Mathis, Ronald. 1982-1984
49 McArthur v. Firestone (Specialist Workers' Party). 1987
49 Miller, Cynthia (Religious invocation at school). 1994
49 Miller, James E. v. State of Florida. 1986
49 Peoples v. Wainwright (Prison Conditions). 1977-1981
49 Scheinberg v. Smith (Florida Attorney General) (Abortion). 1977-1982
49 Shevin v. Sunbean Television Company. 1977-1978
49 Spenkelink Special Investigation Report (Death penalty). 1978
50 Thomas, Deborah v. Singleton Shrimp (Sex discrimination). 1978
50 Town, Jacquelyn Renee v. State of Florida, and City of Miami Beach (Marijuana and religion, 1st Amendment). 1979-1980
50 U.S. v. Daniel Neal Heller. 1983
50 Watkins, Sophia, v. City of Margate. 1985
50 Woodlands Section 8 v. Pomerantz. 1985
50 Zimmerman v. D.C.A. at Welleby. 1986


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Civil rights -- Florida.
Crime -- Florida.
Criminals -- Florida.
School integration -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County.
Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Florida.



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