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Supreme Court Decision Reopens Juvenile Sentences

Florida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

03/19/2015

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Florida Supreme Court Orders New Sentences In Juvenile Cases

Florida’s Supreme Court has ordered re-sentencing hearings for four people convicted of felonies they had committed while they were juveniles.

03/19/2015

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House Passes Secret Recording Bill

A newly approved bill would allow a person to secretly record conversations if they involve discussions of sexual assault and illegal acts involving force or violence.

03/18/2015

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Judge Imperato May Face Suspension In DUI Case

Broward County circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who was charged with driving under the influence in 2013, is facing a fine of up to $5,000 and a 20 suspension without pay.

03/02/2015

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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

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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

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