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Casey Anthony smiles before the start of her sentencing hearing on charges of lying to a law enforcement officer at the Orange County Courthouse July 7, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  Anthony was acquitted of murder charges on July 5, 2011 but will serve four, one-year sentences on her conviction of lying to a law enforcement officer. She will be credited for the nearly three-years of time served and good behavior and will be released July 13.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

2 Of 4 Convictions Against Casey Anthony Thrown Out

A Florida appeals court has thrown out two of the four convictions of Casey Anthony for lying to detectives during the investigation of the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

CBS Miami–01/25/2013

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Federal Court OKs Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking By Police

A federal court has ruled that warrantless cell phone tracking by police is legal.

CBS Miami–08/15/2012

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Florida Supreme Court Gets Pension Ruling

The battle over a requirement that members of the Florida state employees pension fund pay a 3 percent contribution is far from over. The Florida Supreme Court will consider the ruling by a circuit court judge invalidating the contribution, bypassing the court of appeals.

03/16/2012

Jose Padilla

Appeals Court Throws Out Terrorist Padilla’s Sentence

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami has thrown out the 17-year prison sentence to dirty bomb terror suspect Jose Padilla saying the sentence was too lenient.

CBS4–09/19/2011

Manuel Valle

Appeals Court Rules Florida Can Execute Cop Killer

The courts have cleared the way for the state of Florida to execute a man who has outlived for more than three decades a death sentence for a killing a Coral Gables police officer.

CBS4–09/07/2011

(Source: AP)

Appeals Court Rules Individual Health Care Mandate Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties. Florida had joined with a number of other states to have he whole plan tossed out.

CBS4–08/12/2011

(Source: Florida Department of Management Services) New 1st District Court Of Appeals

Tallahassee “Taj Mahal Courthouse” Judge Faces Ethics Probe

In Tallahassee, they called it the Taj Mahal, a new district courthouse so elaborate, luxurious, and costly that the state was embarrassed. Now, the judge who pushed the project has been hauled up on judicial ethics charges.

CBS4–05/17/2011

NFL Lockout

NFL Set To Open For Business Friday Morning

The NFL will open its doors for business starting Friday morning, according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello via profootballtalk.com. Still, the league year won’t open until a later date, meaning no trading of players is expected during Thursday night’s draft.

CBS4–04/28/2011

President Barack Obama

Florida Asks For Expedited Health Care Hearing

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited, full-court hearing of the state’s lawsuit against the federal healthcare reform package.

CBS4–03/11/2011

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