Florida Supreme Court

Stay Of Execution Lifted For Death Row InmateThe Florida Supreme Court has lifted a stay of execution for a Death Row inmate who argued that the state's lethal-injection method would violate his constitutional rights.
House Map-Drawers Defend Congressional DistrictsLegislative aides who drew a map of congressional districts backed by the state House defended the plan in court Thursday, even as they conceded that other alternatives might also be good maps or have positive qualities.
'Fair Districts' Supporters Consulted Democrats On MapsAfter successfully arguing that a congressional map drawn by the Legislature impermissibly favored Republicans, voting-rights groups and voters have offered four sets of proposed districts that were discussed with Democratic-leaning consultants, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Trial To Be Held On New Florida Congressional DistrictsA judge is set to take up the new Florida congressional districts at a trial.
Court Approves Suspension Of Dade JudgeThe Florida Supreme Court has approved a 30-day suspension without pay and a $10,000 fine for a Miami-Dade County judge who was accused of misconduct related to comments she made during an election campaign and her handling of notes in a court file.
Broward Judge Convicted Of DUI Fighting For Her JobA Broward judge convicted of drunk driving now says she should never have been driving.
State's High Court Declines To Hear Police Labor DisputeThe Florida Supreme Court has decided against hearing an appeal by Miami-Dade County in a legal battle with a police union about allegations of unfair labor practices.
High Court Turns Down Teacher Performance Pay CaseThe Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up a constitutional challenge to a controversial law that more closely ties teachers' pay to how students perform on tests.
Supreme Court Rejects Broward Judge's Proposed PunishmentA proposed punishment for a Broward judge who hit a parked sheriff deputy's car outside the county courthouse has been rejected by the state's Supreme Court.
Justices Send Redistricting Battle To Lower CourtAfter lawmakers failed last month to agree on a congressional redistricting plan, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday sent the issue back to a circuit judge who will try to piece together a map that meets constitutional requirements.
State's Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Back To Lower CourtThe Florida Supreme Court has sent the state's battle about congressional redistricting back to a lower court.
Florida Chief Justice To Undergo Cancer SurgeryFlorida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga will undergo surgery this month for removal of a kidney after being diagnosed with cancer, the court announced Friday.