Jacksonville’s Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed 17 candidates Friday who were hoping to fill a county judge vacancy. Some of those attorneys faced questions about their conservatism, their judicial philosophy and why a criminal defense attorney vigorously challenged prosecutors. In Florida, attorneys have two ways to become a judge. One is to get elected, but at least in Jacksonville, rarely do lawyers challenge incumbent judges. The other way is to get appointed.
This month in Manhattan — in the Southern District of New York — Lynyrd Skynyrd band members and their families waged a legal war against a coming film. Cleopatra Records, a California record label, filmed the biopic about Artimus Pyle, the drummer who survived the band’s 1977 plane crash. Jacksonville’s best-known homegrown band has been marked by internal conflict ever since the crash, and this film is no exception.
State Attorney Melissa Nelson broke new ground in May with an unprecedented drug prosecution that gained national attention. But it was not the kind of attention Nelson has grown accustomed to receiving. The same types of academics who endorsed Nelson’s policies on juvenile justice, the death penalty and wrongful convictions criticized the decision by the new state attorney to bring murder and manslaughter charges in the fentanyl overdose of an 18-year-old woman.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".