Traces the history of the Middle District of Florida. . .A story of the people of Central Florida.
--The Federal Lawyer
The middle district of Florida was created as a third district in Florida in 1962 in response to the accelerating population growth after World War II; today, it encompasses 35 counties and about half of the state’s 20 million residents. . . . skillfully navigates that half-century with an admixture of fact and anecdote.
Denham uses court record, press reports, and interviews to generate an interesting narrative of the important cases, personalities, and institutional developments of the busy federal trial court that has jurisdiction over Florida from Fort Meyers in the south to Jacksonville in the north. . . . Those interested in the role federal trial courts played in Florida's postwar history will profit from this book.
--Journal of Southern History