Florida Supreme Court
State health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida’s first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.
A key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.
A 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.
After almost a year of month-to-month declines, new foreclosure starts in Florida rose in July.
The Florida Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute about whether a rural North Florida county should have been required to pay attorney fees in a public-records fight that started with an anonymous records request.
The Florida House, controlled by Republicans, approved a new map of congressional districts in the state.
A Broward County circuit judge has agreed to a 90-day suspension without pay as a disciplinary measure for reportedly driving under the influence.
A pair of voting-rights groups whose lawsuit led to the state’s current congressional districts being struck down by the Florida Supreme Court say that a new proposal appears to be tilted to favor a Republican congressman in South Florida.
The Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state’s 27 congressional districts even though U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown criticized the move, stating it would disenfranchise black voters.
A new plan that would allow Florida Power & Light to invest ratepayer money for natural-gas drilling projects may be facing a Supreme court fight.