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03/22/2022 | Episode 91 | 51:42

Craig Pittman's Welcome to Florida: Supreme Court (Scandal to Bush v. Gore)

Florida Supreme Court (Scandal to Bush v. Gore)

Our episode begins with a takedown by Craig Pittman of the Governor and state legislature for their inaction on protecting manatees. Our guest is recently retired Florida Supreme Court Director of Communications Craig Waters. Waters was the public spokesperson for the Court during its most high profile cases including the recount of 2000 presidential election.

A hanging chad. Foley, Mark T., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, The Scent of Scandal, Cat Tale, Manatee Insanity and The State You’re In, and co-author of Paving Paradise. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. 

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