American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

File photo of a person at a same-sex marriage rally. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

US Judge Won’t Lift Stay In Florida Gay Marriage

A Florida Federal Judge says he will not lift a stay of his ruling in connection to a lawsuit that challenges the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.


(Source: AP)

Supreme Court Rejects Cell-Phone Tracking By Police

The Florida Supreme court said police will need warrants before tracking criminal suspects using their cell-phone information.


(Source: CBS4)

Scott Keeps Distance From Gay Marriage Fight

With the gubernatorial race in full swing, Florida Governor Rick Scott is keeping his distance from the topic of gay marriage considered one of the country’s thorniest issues.


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Appeals Court OKs ‘Docs VS. Glocks’ Law

A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s controversial “docs vs. glocks” bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced.



Key West Drug Testing Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

A South Florida federal judge declared a policy by the city of Key West that requires drug tests for job applicants unconstitutional.


(Source: AP)

Judge Rules Against Drug-Test Program

A federal judge has ruled that a 2011 law requiring welfare applicants to undergo drug tests is unconstitutional, striking a blow to Gov. Rick Scott’s administration over the controversial tests.


(Source: Allison Rapport/CBS4 Viewer)

Nativity Scene To Make Its Way To State Capitol

A nativity scene will be displayed at Florida’s Capitol throughout the holiday season. A private group called the Florida Nativity Scene Committee with the help of law firm Thomas More Society paid for the scene and will set it up in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

CBS Miami–12/03/2013

Drug Testing

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.


Drug Testing

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.


Drug Testing

Fla. House Passes State Employee Random Drug Testing Bill

A bill that would allow the State of Florida to randomly test many state employees for drugs has passed in the Florida House but a similar measure is in trouble in the Senate.




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