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Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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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

Rabbi Avroham Brashevitzky (Source: CBS4)

Prayer Returns To Dade Commission Meetings

In silence, before Tuesday’s Miami-Dade County Commission meeting, Rabbi Avroham Brashevitzky dropped 26 coins into a charity box; each representing an adult or children killed last in Friday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

12/18/2012

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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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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Fed. Judge Halts Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

A Florida federal judge has stopped one of Governor Rick Scott’s signature pieces of legislation requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test.

CBS4–10/24/2011

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Welfare Drug Tests Show Less Than 1% Of Applicants Tested Positive

The first figures are in for the recently mandated welfare drug tests and officials say it’s very difficult to draw accurate conclusions on it effectiveness.

CBS4–10/11/2011

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Welfare Drug Tests

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed suit in federal court against a new state law that requires welfare recipients to pass a drug test.

CBS4–09/07/2011

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Miami Beach ACLU Settles With Miami Beach Over Wrongful Arrest

The American Civil Liberties Union has reached a settlement with the City of Miami Beach and two of the city’s police officers for the wrongful arrest of Harold Strickland, a gay former Miami Beach resident.

CBS4–08/01/2011

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Scott Delays State Employee Drug Testing

Faced with a pending lawsuit, Governor Rick Scott has ordered all agency heads, except the Department of Corrections, to delay implementing a policy of drug testing state workers.

CBS4–06/16/2011

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