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High Court Rules Pregnancy Covered By Discrimination Laws

Employers in Florida cannot discriminate against pregnant women under the state’s civil rights act.

04/17/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House Passes Juvenile Sentencing Revamp

After struggling in the past to resolve the issue, the Florida House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would change juvenile-sentencing laws in cases of murders and other serious felonies.

04/01/2014

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State Supreme Court Rules Man Can Be Held Liable For Tomahawk Chop

In a case that involved a man getting hit in the head with a tomahawk, a divided Florida Supreme Court has ruled that another man involved in an altercation outside a Miami-Dade County bar could be held liable.

03/30/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Execution Set For Florida Killer Of Two In Robbery

A South Florida man who killed two women with a hammer and set them on fire is set to be executed on Thursday at Florida State Prison in Starke.

03/19/2014

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Fla. Supreme Court Tosses Out Medical Malpractice Caps In Wrongful Death Suits

The 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.

CBS Miami–03/13/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Midazolam Usage In Florida Executions Headed To Broward Court

The controversial use of the drug midazolam hydrochloride in Florida executions will be the subject of an evidentiary hearing before the state can proceed with the execution of Robert L. Henry, 55.

CBS Miami–03/07/2014

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Undocumented Immigrants Denied Law Licenses

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

Freddie Lee Hall (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

IQ Score Questioned By Supreme Court In FL Man’s Execution

The Supreme Court is now hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate and examining IQ scores after the man claimed he’s protected from execution because he’s mentally disabled.

03/03/2014

File image of Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS4)

Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Executed

Juan Carlos Chavez, the man who raped, murdered, and then dismembered the body of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce received the state of Florida’s ultimate punishment Wednesday when he was executed.

CBS Miami–02/12/2014

Death row inmate Juan Carlos Chavez walks into the criminal courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Miami. (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

How Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Spent His Final Hours

As Juan Carlos Chavez, the convicted killer of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce, awaits his 6 p.m. scheduled execution at Florida State Prison, he has a detailed schedule that he will follow Wednesday morning and afternoon.

CBS Miami–02/12/2014

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