Florida Supreme Court

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

Legal Maneuvers Continue In Florida Redistricting

As a Leon County judge finalized the dates for a hearing on a third draft of Florida’s congressional districts, a key lawmaker Monday refused to rule out the possibility of continuing the legal fight over the map, this time in federal court.

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A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rejected Medical Pot Applications Likely To Be Challenged

Even before selecting five nurseries to become Florida’s first legal pot producers, Department of Health officials will face a challenge from at least one grower whose application was tossed out because it was late.

07/24/2015

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Court Allows Insurer To Pursue Claims Against Doctors

An appeals court Friday ruled Allstate Insurance Co. and a customer can pursue claims against medical providers.

07/24/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Pot Petition Headed To Supervisors In Florida

One hundred thousand petitions supporting the legalization of medical marijuana were sent to county elections supervisors in Florida.

07/22/2015

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Court Backs Controversial Medical Malpractice Change

A state appeals court Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida’s medical-malpractice laws, ruling in part that some privacy rights are “waived” when people pursue malpractice lawsuits.

07/21/2015

Charlie Crist Concedes  (Source: CBS4)

Crist Sets Stage For Congressional Run

Former Gov. Charlie Crist appears likely to run for a Pinellas County congressional seat in 2016, two years after losing a comeback bid for the governor’s mansion.

07/20/2015

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

Florida Legislature To Redraw Congressional Lines In Aug.

A nearly two-week special session is going to be held in August so that the Florida Legislature can draw up new congressional districts.

07/20/2015

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joins Jim DeFede on Facing South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Jim and the Congresswoman sit down for an extended one-on-one interview.

CBS4–07/19/2015

A picture of the sun over South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Solar Amendment Tops 100,000 Signatures

Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at increasing the use of solar electricity in Florida have topped 100,000 valid petition signatures, according to updated numbers on the state Division of Elections website.

07/17/2015

Courtroom Gavel

Judge Orders New Districts To Be In Place By Late September

A Florida judge is ordering the state Legislature to have new maps drawn up and reviewed for Congress by September.

07/16/2015

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