Florida Supreme Court
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.
Lawmakers returned to the Capitol Monday to once again draw a map for each of Florida’s 27 congressional seats.
A Florida Representative is trying to stop state lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district saying it would deny political representation for African-Americans.
The Florida Legislature released a new congressional map that could alter the futures of the state’s U.S. House delegation.
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.
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.
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.
An appeals court Friday ruled Allstate Insurance Co. and a customer can pursue claims against medical providers.
One hundred thousand petitions supporting the legalization of medical marijuana were sent to county elections supervisors in Florida.
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.