Appointment of Renee L. Inman to the Manatee County Court

Appointment of Renee L. Inman

Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Renee L. Inman to the Manatee County Court. Inman, 44, of Parrish, is currently a General Magistrate for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, and previously acted as Court Counsel. Prior to that, she practiced with Gross, Minsky, & Mogul, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her law degree from Western New England College School of Law. Inman fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Charles Sniffen to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court.

12th Circuit Participates in Community Diversity Event
Held at New College of Florida

12th Circuit Participates in Community Diversity Event
Held at New College of Florida

On November 16th, 2017, the Boxser Diversity Initiative presented “The Freedom Riders; Their Relevancy Today” on the campus of New College of Florida.  This panel discussion was preceded by a performance of the Booker High School “Jet Stream” vocal group and a short film tribute produced by Manatee Educational Television.

The panel featured Dr. Ray Arsenault who was the author of Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice which was the basis of the award winning PBS program of the same name.   The panel also included Ellen Ziskind, an original freedom rider who was imprisoned in the infamous Parchman Prison in Mississippi for her activity as a freedom rider.  The final panel member was Dr. Michael Jeffries, author, lecturer and Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College.  The panel was moderated by Judge Charles E. Williams, Chief Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit.

The sold out event celebrated the legacy of the 1961 Freedom Riders and contrasted that movement with the modern movements for social justice and racial equality.

12th Judicial Circuit Pet Therapy Program
12th Judicial Circuit Pet Therapy Program
Judge Erika Quartermaine discusses the homeless issue