Texting while driving law will be enforced starting in October

On Oct. 1, Florida’s ban on typing in a wireless device while driving, also known as Senate Bill 52, will go into effect. According to the Florida Senate website, the first violation of the law is punishable as a nonmoving violation, with a $30 fine, plus additional county court costs.

FIU Law comments on Stand Your Ground course

A Stand-Your-Ground course may be taught at the university’s law school, in light of the new course being offered at FAU that goes over the controversial law involved in the trial of George Zimmerman. students interested in furthering a discussion about Stand Your Ground can attend an upcoming Roundtable Discussion session discussing the Trayvon Martin Verdict, organized by the African & African Diaspora Studies Program on Sept. 13 in GC 150 at MMC.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Editorial wrong on court ruling

After examining The Beacon editorial on the SGC-MMC Supreme Court decision in the Ex Parte Velez SC 001 Case, CSR believes The Beacon has overstretched aspects of the court’s ruling, and that with its scathing rhetoric against the court, has overlooked the relevant aspects of the case.