Former FSU President Maintaining High Legal Profile in Florida

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- April 22, 2012

When Govs. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist overstepped their legal authority, both ran into the same obstacle -- Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte.

The 78-year-old Florida State University president emeritus and former American Bar Association president won state Supreme Court rulings that stopped both governors in their tracks.

Those are two in a series of high-profile cases D'Alemberte has handled in recent years, most without charging a fee. And he shows no signs of slowing down.

To honor his commitment, the inaugural Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte Commitment to Justice Award will be presented Friday in Miami by the Innocence Project of Florida. D'Alemberte helped found the organization that works to free people who have been wrongly convicted.

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  • by #1 fan on Apr 23, 2012 at 04:59 PM
    Well said, Michelle. I'm with you 110%. Sandy D'Alemberte is my hero.
  • by Michelle Location: TLH on Apr 23, 2012 at 06:32 AM
    Thank you, Sandy, for all you have done for indigent defendants, those most in need of legal services, the legal community and me personally all these years. You are a shining example of what a true statesman should be. All the respect and blessings in the world to you...Mish
  • by Grit on Apr 23, 2012 at 01:19 AM
    The same FSU president who stomped on student rights to preserve a positive public image.
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