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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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Ruling Targets Non-Lawyers Providing Medicaid Advice

The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday that took aim at non-lawyers who are paid to help people get Medicaid benefits — including seniors who need Medicaid coverage for nursing-home care.

01/15/2015

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FSU Trustees Plan Counterpunch To Negative Press

Florida State University plans a massive public-relations effort to counter negative press that has painted the school throughout the past year as favoring athletics over academics.

01/12/2015

Ozzie Russ and Stephen Schlairet feed one of their horses on their Washington County farm near Chipley. (Source: Tom Urban/NSF)

Cowboy Wedding Brings Tears, Laughter

Wearing cowboy boots and bolo ties, Steve Schlairat and Ozzie Russ exchanged wedding vows as they stood beside two saddles perched atop bales of hay on a chilly Saturday afternoon with friends and family looking on.

01/10/2015

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