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Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

More Last Minute Appeals Possible Ahead Of Chavez Execution

The convicted murderer of nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce, Juan Carlos Chavez, has less than 19 hours to live and his lawyers are spending those hours fighting to extend his life through last minute appeals.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

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Supreme Court Orders Review Of Lethal Injection

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a review of the new drug used in the state’s lethal injection cocktail in the case of Paul Augustus Howell, a Death Row inmate scheduled for execution Feb. 26.


Justice Jorge Labarga will become the first Cuban-American to serve as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court when he takes the post July 1, 2014. (Source: Florida Supreme Court)

First Cuban-American To Serve As Chief Justice of FL Supreme Court

The first Cuban-American to serve as chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court will take the post July 1, the court announced Thursday.


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Medical Marijuana Initiative Gets Needed Signatures

Medical marijuana proponents cleared a major hurdle Friday by surpassing the number of signatures required to make it on the November ballot.


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Tamarac Mayor Suspended By Governor, Again

Florida Governor Rick Scott suspended the mayor of Tamarac Friday for a second time.


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FL Supreme Court Hears Argument On Pot

In an effort to cut through the smoke, The Florida Supreme court heard both sides on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Justices are set to issue an opinion on whether the ballot initiative can go before voters in 2014.


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Lethal Injection Cocktail Debate Headed Back to Florida Supremes

The debate about the state‚Äôs current cocktail for lethal injections is headed back to the Florida Supreme Court, after a lower court judge ruled the drugs now being used would not violate a convicted murderer’s rights.


Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Fla. Judge Upholds Use Of New Execution Drug

A Florida judge Monday ruled in favor of a new drug the state is using in its executions.


Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Inmate Facing Three Death Sentences Gets Execution Delayed

The Florida Supreme Court has delayed an execution because of questions about a new drug being used for lethal injections.


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Felon Wants High Court To Consider “Stand Your Ground” Defense

The conviction of a Palm Beach County man who was not allowed to use the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law may be taken up by Florida’s Supreme Court.