Miami-Dade’s DA just lost her appeal to Supreme Court in landmark First Amendment case

Left: Defendant, Miami-Dade SAO Katherine Fernandez-Rundle. Right: Plaintiff, Dr. Eric McDonough

“It proves again that a citizen can fight city hall and win, even against the overwhelming resources of the 300 lawyers at the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office,” says McDonough, “and the Florida Attorney General’s office.”

“We are pleased that the Supreme Court denied certiorari review in this case.” said Amir H. Ali, the Georgetown law professor who represented McDonough at the Supreme Court on behalf of the MacArthur Justice Center in Washington, D.C.

“We look forward to a prompt resolution in the district court,” says Ali, “based on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision.”

More importantly, the recording of Chief Rolle can be used against him in Dr. McDonough’s pending complaint that led to an Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigation and in any civil matter.



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Grant Stern

Miami based columnist and radio broadcaster, and professional mortgage broker. Executive Editor of This is my personal page.