Florida Supreme Court
The Florida Supreme Court is cracking down on errant judges, more than it has in the past.
Officially, as of Tuesday, there will be 85 days left until the Legislature returns to the Capitol for committee meetings and 203 days left until the 2016 legislative session begins. But even as a special session to deal with the state budget finally came to an end Friday, there were questions about whether another session might become necessary this year.
Senior advocacy group AARP filed a brief opposing state regulators’ approval of a plan for Florida Power & Light to invest in drilling for gas in Oklahoma.
In a major victory for the online-travel industry, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments that companies such as Expedia and Travelocity should pay more in county tourist-development taxes.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would allow children to secretly record people who rape them.
A southwest Florida man who was previously sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter has been acquitted at his second trial.
A Florida judge, accused of punching an attorney, may soon be finding himself in the judicial penalty box.
People needing help with divorces, foreclosures or child support could use public computers at libraries, shopping malls or courthouses as a type of legal “triage” under a proposal approved Friday by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.
A Miami-Dade County judge faces a $10,000 fine, a 30-day suspension without pay and other punishment because of alleged misconduct involving comments she made during an election campaign and notes she took while hearing a case.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled House members do not have to return to the capitol for the end of the 2015 session.