A Florida Supreme Court decision contradicts prior law by finding that, during an attempted removal to federal court, the state trial court did not lose jurisdiction if the removal was improper. The author suggests that imprisonment under the state court's order, while removal was attempted, was a denial of due process. In addition, it is contended that the order compelling the defendants to comply with a personal services contract or face imprisionment for contempt, contravenes the thirteenth amendment.
Harley S. Tropin,
Florida Puts Federal Removal Jurisdiction and the Thirteenth Amendment in the Doghouse,
30 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol30/iss3/7