2014 Winter-Spring Edition of The JMI Journal

Posted 02/25/2014

VIEW FULL JOURNAL: Winter-Spring 2014 Florida Ranks High on Issues That Matter (PDF).

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April 2013 – Policy Brief – “Strengthening Florida’s Civil Justice System: Lawmakers Should Build on a Decade of Progress”

Posted 04/18/2013

Victor E. Schwartz & Cary Silverman Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. Adjunct Scholars, The James Madison Institute Read the full Policy Brief: “Strengthening Florida’s Civil Justice System: Lawmakers Should Build on a Decade of Progress” EXCERPT: Encouraging economic growth requires, among other elements, a fair civil justice system. Liability exposure is a significant factor when …

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December 2012 – Policy Brief – “Safeguarding Employees’ First Amendment Rights through Paycheck Protection”

Posted 12/05/2012

By Michael J. Reitz, Esq. Executive Vice President, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical.” –Thomas Jefferson INTRODUCTION: Many labor unions in America are based on an undemocratic model of …

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January 2012 – Amicus Brief (SCOTUS) – In Support of the State of Florida, et al. Challenge of the Affordable Care Act (Medicaid Issue)

Posted 01/17/2012

The James Madison Institute in conjunction with Indiana state legislators and Christopher Conover filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Florida’s and 25 other States’ challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) massive expansion of Medicaid that will require states to spend billions more each year on Medicaid or exit …

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2011 Summer/Fall Journal: “Reviving the Tenth Amendment” (PDF)

Posted 09/23/2011

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August 2011 – Issue Analysis: Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment Convention?

Posted 08/18/2011

By Dr. Marshall DeRosa Professor of Political Science, Florida Atlantic University Senior Fellow, The James Madison Institute Abstract This white paper focuses on the necessity of a balanced budget constitutional amendment convention by considering (a) the severity of the fiscal crisis, (b) the corresponding political crisis compounding the problem, (c) the Article V constitutional response …

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Voter Guide for the 2010 State Ballot Proposals (PDF)

Posted 09/28/2010

 VOTER GUIDE FOR THE 2010 STATE BALLOT PROPOSALS Editor’s Note: Three amendments — approved by the Legislature and originally scheduled to be numbered as Amendments 3, 7, and 9 on the November ballot – were struck down by the Florida Supreme Court and removed from the ballot. Therefore, no discussion of them appears in this article. …

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2010 June – Reviving Our “Laboratories of Democracy” (PDF)

Posted 06/22/2010

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Will Florida Join the List of ‘Failed States’? (PDF)

Posted 06/15/2010

Will Florida Join the List of ‘Failed States’? By J. Robert McClure Winter 2010 Journal The dire experience of California serves as a warning for other states, including Florida.

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“Credit James Madison for ‘Full Faith and Credit’”

Posted 01/01/2009

“Credit James Madison for ‘Full Faith and Credit’” by Thomas V. DiBacco Winter 2009 Journal

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