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Group Seeks To Intervene In Gay Marriage Lawsuits

The original group that successfully pushed Florida’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage said Wednesday that it will intervene in two lawsuits filed by gay couples challenging the law.

CBS Miami–04/03/2014

Constitution #4 (far right), riden by Javier Castellano, leads Wildcat Red #1, riden by John Velazquez, General a Rod, riden by Joel Rosario and Cairo Prince #3, riden by Luis Saez, out of the fourth turn in The Besilu Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park on March 29, 2014 in Hallandale, Florida. (Source: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Constitution Wins Florida Derby

Javier Castellano saw a couple horses in front of him and thought about steering Constitution to the outside in an effort to pass everyone.

03/29/2014

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Legislature Bans Rapists From Custody Rights

Florida lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Rick Scott’s desk Monday that would prohibit a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape results in a child.

CBS Miami–04/30/2013

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Obama Prepping For Key SOTU Address

President Barack Obama continued to put the finishing touches on his State of the Union address Tuesday just hours before he’s scheduled to deliver what Real Clear Politics said would be a speech where Obama would “throw down the gauntlet to Congress.”

CBS Miami–02/12/2013

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Voters Reject Most Florida Amendments

Much of the lengthy ballot in Florida was due to multiple state constitutional amendments that each required at least 60 percent support from voters to become law. The high threshold makes it nearly impossible for most initiatives to pass.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

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Popular Vote/Electoral Vote Split Possible In 2012

With multiple states in play and an extremely small margin separating the candidates nationally, it’s possible that the 2012 election could see one candidate win the popular vote and another win the Electoral College and ultimately the presidency.

CBS Miami–11/05/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Understanding The Florida Amendments

The 2012 ballot will be one to remember across the state of Florida. The ballot is the longest in Miami-Dade history and much of the ballot is taken up with 11 constitutional amendments written in legalese that can confuse even the most well-informed voters.

CBS Miami–11/05/2012

ACA supporters and protesters in front of the Supreme Court (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To Follow

The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.

10/02/2012

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hear arguments over the constitutionality President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Begins Hearing Fla. Challenge To Health Care Law

The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments Monday morning from a group of states led by Florida arguing that President Barack Obama’s signature achievement, health care reform, is unconstitutional.

CBS4–03/26/2012

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