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Justices Say Knowledge Is Key In Hit-And-Run Case Convictions

The Florida Supreme Court ruled, unanimously, motorists have to know they were involved in a crash in order to be convicted in a hit and run case.

02/26/2015

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$100M Settlement For Hundreds In Florida Tobacco Lawsuits

A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them in the state’s federal court.

02/25/2015

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Judge Agrees To Apologize Over Cursing At Store Owner

A Miami-Dade County judge said she will apologize to a Coconut Grove store owner she cursed at over a campaign sign.

02/24/2015

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Justices Halt Execution Amid Questions About Lethal Injection Drug

Florida’s Supreme Court on Tuesday halted the February 26th execution of a convicted killer until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on a lethal injection drug.

02/17/2015

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Judge Rejects Arguments In Lethal Injection Fight

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug, an Orange County circuit judge Monday rejected a Death Row inmate’s attempt to block a planned Feb. 26 execution.

02/09/2015

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Florida Supreme Court Considering Definition Of Sexual Intercourse In HIV Case

The Florida Supreme Court will consider the definition of sexual intercourse in a case involving a gay man charged with not letting a partner know he was HIV-positive.

02/04/2015

A Death Row cell is 6 x 9 x 9.5 feet high. Florida State Prison also has Death Watch cells to incarcerate inmates awaiting execution after the Governor signs a death warrant for them. A Death Watch cell is 12 x 7 x 8.5 feet high. (Source: Department of Corrections)

Condemned Man Seeks Stay As Execution Drug Challenged

A Death Row inmate Friday asked the Florida Supreme Court to at least temporarily block his scheduled Feb. 26 execution while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge to a key drug used in lethal injections.

01/30/2015

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Justices Ponder Definition Of Sexual Intercourse

When the Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in a Monroe County case next week, it will consider what might seem a bizarre question: What is the definition of sexual intercourse?

01/29/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

State Senate Bill Would Allow Abused Kids To Make Secret Recordings

A Senate Republican has filed a proposal that would allow children under age 18 to secretly record conversations involving people who have abused them or are potential abusers.

01/28/2015

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Appeals Court Upholds Performance Pay Law

An appeals court Friday upheld a controversial law more closely tying teachers’ pay to how well students do on tests, ruling that the Legislature didn’t give too much leeway to the Florida Department of Education to decide how to implement the measure.

01/23/2015

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