Florida Supreme Court

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

Senators Raise Objections As Special Session Starts

Senators scolded the Florida Supreme Court for trampling on their First Amendment rights as lawmakers began a special session Monday aimed at redrawing congressional districts the court said were gerrymandered to help the Republican Party.

08/10/2015

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

Lawmakers Return To Capitol To Try Again On Congressional Districts

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday to once again draw a map for each of Florida’s 27 congressional seats.

08/10/2015

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Florida Rep. Opposes Redrawn Congressional Districts

A Florida Representative is trying to stop state lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district saying it would deny political representation for African-Americans.

08/06/2015

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

New Congressional Map Sets Stage For Special Session

The Florida Legislature released a new congressional map that could alter the futures of the state’s U.S. House delegation.

08/05/2015

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

Voting-Rights Groups Want Districts Drawn In Public

Two voting-rights organizations that led the legal battle against congressional districts later found to be unconstitutional called Monday for a new map to be drawn in public — a demand swiftly rejected by legislative leaders.

08/03/2015

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.

07/28/2015

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

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