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Scott Heads Back To Court To Drug Test State Workers

Republican Governor Rick Scott won’t give up just yet on his mission to impose random drug testing for thousands of state workers.

CBS Miami–03/22/2013

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Court Tosses Life Sentence In Miami Middle School Murder

There is a major development in the case of a South Florida boy brutally murdered at his middle school nine years ago.
Wednesday, an appeals court tossed out the life prison sentence imposed on Michael Hernandez, convicted of killing his friend Jaime Gough in a bathroom at Southwood Middle School when both were 14 years old.

CBS4–03/20/2013

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Temporary Ban On Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Upheld

A temporary ban on a law requiring drug testing of Florida welfare recipients has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Gov. Rick Scott has vowed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS4–02/26/2013

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Casey Anthony’s Lawyers To Appeal Conviction

Lawyers for Casey Anthony plan to make their case Tuesday in a state appellate court to have her conviction of lying to law enforcement overturned.

CBS4–01/08/2013

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Tagliabue Overturns Punishments In Saints Bounty Case

Paul Tagliabue affirmed Roger Goodell’s findings in the Saints bounty case but, in a stunning turn of events, vacated all player discipline handed out to Jonathan Vilma (one year), Anthony Hargrove, Scott Fujita and Will Smith.

CBS4–12/11/2012

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State High Court To Take Up Red Light Camera Fines

Drivers fined after they were caught on camera running a red light may be in for a refund down the road.

11/07/2012

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Broward, Other Counties See Setback In Judge’s Hotel Tax Ruling

Broward county and other Florida companies who were hoping for a windfall in hotel taxes from online travel companies may be out a luck. A Judge in Tallahassee has ruled that while the companies owe the counties taxes. they must be based on their discounted rates, meaning government will get less.

CBS4–07/16/2012

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Appeals Court Rejects Diaz-Balart’s Fla. Redistricting Challenge

For the second time, a federal court has rejected efforts by US Representative Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami to toss out amendments to the Florida Constitution that changed the way the state redraws maps of state and federal legislative districts.

01/31/2012

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Appeals Court Upholds Slot Machines Anywhere In Fla.

A Florida appeals court has upheld a decision that gives the Florida Legislature the authority to put slot machines anywhere in the state of Florida.

CBS4–10/06/2011

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Appeals Court Ruling Could Mean More Florida Casino Resorts

An appeals court ruling in Tallahassee could open the door to more casino resorts in Florida.

CBS4–09/07/2011

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