Prof. Leslie Garfield comments on “Caylee’s Law” in AP

Prof. Leslie Garfield, who provided ongoing commentary for the media throughout the high-profile Casey Anthony murder trial last year, was recently quoted by the Associated Press about a proposed Florida law that would make it a felony if a parent or guardian doesn’t tell authorities a child is missing or dead within a certain period.

According to the article, bills in the Florida House and Senate are “among similar ‘Caylee’s Law’ legislation that have sprung up in more than a dozen states since the controversial July verdict and are among several new crime laws legislators will consider beginning Jan. 10.”

“Caylee’s Law is a legislative reaction to the public’s frustration with the Casey Anthony verdict,” said Prof. Garfield, a graduate of UF’s Levin College of Law. “Legislators in our country have a history of proposing laws that are reactionary to public outcry following perceived injustice to children.”


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