Archiving Justices' Papers Not a Moot Point 

The dust has settled in the Florida Supreme Court library for only a brief period of time, as student volunteers from Florida State University College of Law break from an archiving project to earn funds to participate in Moot Court competition. At the close of the final round of Moot Court, volunteers will resume archiving collections of justices’ papers that have been stored in their original acidic folders, overfilled, and in need of rearranging and long-term preservation.

To ensure these historic records would remain for generations to come, the Court began the process of upgrading the overstuffed, acidic accordion folders  ...

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Message from the President, Kelly O'Keefe

Dear Members and Friends of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society,


The Supreme Court Historical Society has moved in leaps and bounds over the last few years in furtherance of its mission to preserve and honor the rich history of the Florida Supreme Court.  We are very excited about our achievements and we are planting the seeds for many more to come.

          This year the Society is focused on two primary goals.  The first is increasing awareness of the Society and its mission and the second is building active and enthusiastic core committees equipped with the tools each needs to achieve its specific goals.  

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The 2016 Issues of the FSCHS Magazine and Newsletter are Now Available Online

Current and past issues of our two outstanding publications are now available online thanks to the Historical Society's continued dedication to educating the public about the Florida Supreme Court's role and and preserving its history.

Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center to Provide the Keynote at 'A Supreme Evening' the Society's 2017 Annual Dinner

A Supreme Evening the Society's annual dinner event will be held on January 19th, on the eve of an historic presidential inauguration,  Our keynote presenter is in a unique position to provide us with keen insight into the possible effects our new president-elect will have on the U.S. Supreme Court and the nation. 

The evening's presenter Jeffrey Rosen is prepared to  provide us with a timely and insightful presentation.  Jeffrey Rosen is the President and CEO of the 

National Constitution Center,  a professor at The George Washington University Law School, and a contributing Editor for the Atlantic. 

Mr. Rosen’s most recent book, Louis Brandeis: American Prophet, was published just this past June. 

The Chicago Tribune named Rosen one of the ten best magazine journalists in America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.

Learn more about A Supreme Evening  

Justices' Portraits Debuted

The Supreme Court portrait gallery is housed in the Courtroom, adjoining hallway and the Lawyers' Lounge. At the Annual Dinner, the FSCHS commissioned portraits of Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Justice Charles T. Canady, Justice Ricky Polston, and Justice James E.C. Perry were revealed. 

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