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Fight Over Medical-Malpractice Law Goes To Supreme CourtA dispute over the constitutionality of a 2013 medical-malpractice law, which critics contend violates patient privacy rights, could be taken up by the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Dog TracksTwo former jai alai fronton operators received from good news. The Supreme Court upheld a law that will allow them to convert their pari-mutuel licenses to dog racing.
In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case LoomsAmid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate's map.
Next Governor Could Reshape Supreme Court Florida's GOP-dominated House approved a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday that could give the winner of November's gubernatorial election the power to reshape the state Supreme Court.
Lawmakers Face Long Friday After Budget ReleaseLawmakers may face a late night Friday after a budget compromise was emailed Tuesday evening.
Fla. Supreme Court Tosses Out Medical Malpractice Caps In Wrongful Death SuitsThe Florida Supreme Court dropped a bomb on the Florida Legislature Thursday morning when it ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in wrongful death medical-malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional.
Fla. Governor & Attorney General Sued Over Public Records A persistent critic of Gov. Rick Scott filed lawsuits on Monday accusing top Florida officials of flouting the state's public records laws by failing to turn over emails and other documents.
New Merit Pay System Faces Challenge From Teachers UnionWhile some applaud the new merit pay system for the state's teachers, the occupation's union is fighting it head on.
Understanding The Florida AmendmentsThe 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.
Amendment 4 Could Shift Tax BurdenFlorida voters will have their say on 11 constitutional amendments during November's general election. Of all the amendments, Amendment 4 could have the most impact on Florida's voters.
Group Forms To Support Repeal Ban On Public Funding Of ChurchesA new group called “Yes on 8 Campaign” has formed to support a repeal of Florida’s ban on public funding of churches and other religious organizations.
Legislators Working On Senate Redistricting RevisionsLegislative aides are trying to draft a revision for the Florida Senate’s redistricting map after the previous map was thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court.
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