Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently passed away. Bryan Gowdy was quoted in an article by the Jacksonville Daily Record about his experience arguing in front of Justice Scalia when he appeared before the United States Supreme Court in Graham v. Florida. The complete article can be found here.
Bryan Gowdy was recently quoted in an article written by The Florida Times Union. After a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, at least 13 local defendants, who were children at the time of their offenses, will be up for re-sentencing. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is unconstitutional to incarcerate children for life without the chance of parole. Last month, the justices said this ruling was retroactive and any child sentenced to a mandatory life sentence prior to 2012 must be re-sentenced. You can read the whole article here.
Creed & Gowdy received a written opinion in favor of their clients, homeowners who had sued their homebuilder's insurer. The Fifth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's decision finding insurance coverage for property damage to their home caused by construction defects. The appellate court also ruled in the homeowners' favor, finding coverage for attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the homeowners in their suit against the homebuilder. You can read the whole opinion here.
Bryan Gowdy was invited by First Coast News to join a live, on-air panel discussion entitled #LetsTalk: A Community Conversation. The forum discussed current events related to terrorism, the Islamic faith, and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements on banning Muslims from the United States. Bryan joined the panel, which included three other prominent Jacksonville leaders, as a constitutional law expert, and to analyze the legality of Mr. Trump's intentions to ban all Muslims from the U.S. if elected president. You can watch the full discussion here.
Bryan Gowdy was recently quoted by the Jacksonville Daily Record in an article about the juvenile justice system. In the article, Mr. Gowdy expressed the need for judicial involvement and discretion in determining whether juveniles are tried as adults or in juvenile court. There is currently a bill, HB 129, that will reform this system, but the judicial involvement portion of the bill was recently taken out, leaving just "window dressing" that could leave people thinking that real reform took place. You can read the whole article here.