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Fmr. Death Row Inmates Want Gov. Scott To Veto “Timely Justice Act”

In the final days of the legislative session, the Florida legislature passed a bill which limits the appeals and speeds up the execution process of those on death row.

CBS4–05/15/2013

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Report: Florida Is 23rd Most Free State In U.S.

When it comes to freedom, Florida isn’t exactly dragging a ball-and-chain, but it’s not soaring high either.

CBS4–03/30/2013

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Drone Bill Moving Quickly Through Legislature

Could drones soon be patrolling the skies over the Sunshine State. A bill that would allow law enforcement to use the unmanned aircraft under narrow guidelines is moving quickly through the Florida House on Thursday.

CBS Miami–03/07/2013

Liliana Marti was told to hand over her cell phone which contained footage of a deadly W. Dade police involved shooting. (CBS4)

Cops Seize Cell Phone Shooting Video After Police-Involved Shooting

Miami-Dade Police shot and killed 47-year-old Alexis Suarez Tuesday night, but it’s what detectives did after the shooting that has raised questions from the dead man’s daughter and the American Civil Liberties Union.

CBS4–11/30/2012

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What You Need To Know About Amendment 8

All week CBS4 has been taking a closer look at the 11 constitutional amendments on your November ballot. The questions include major changes to property taxes, abortion rights, and the separation of church and state. This article focuses on Amendment 8.

CBS4–10/19/2012

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ACLU-Backed Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Voter Roll Purge

A coalition of citizens and a Hispanic advocacy group, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, have filed a federal suit to stop Governor Rick Scott’s purging of “non-citizens” from the voter rolls.

CBS4–06/09/2012

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Sanford City Council Votes No Confidence In Police Chief

The Sanford City Council, by a 3-2 margin, has agreed to a no-confidence vote for Sanford’s police chief.

CBS4–03/21/2012

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Trayvon Martin’s Parents Appear At NYC March

The parents of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Florida, are set to attend a march in his memory Wednesday night in New York City.

CBS4–03/21/2012

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Gov. Scott Signs Random Drug Testing Bill

In a move that likely will draw a constitutional challenge, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a controversial bill that would allow random drug testing of state employees.

CBS4–03/20/2012

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Fla. Passes Random Drug Tests Of State Workers

A bill that would allow the State of Florida to randomly test many state employees for drugs has passed the Florida Legislature.

CBS4–03/09/2012

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