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

Justices Revamp Rules For Death Penalty Appeals

The Florida Supreme Court approved a series of changes Thursday aimed at improving the death-penalty appeals process.

07/03/2014

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

Supreme Court To Weigh If Felons Can Stand Their Ground

The Florida Supreme Court will consider whether convicted felons have the right to claim immunity under the state’s controversial “stand your ground” self-defense law, even if they are barred from possessing guns in the first place.

07/02/2014

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)

State’s Supreme Court Set To Swear-In First Cuban-American Chief Justice

Jorge Labarga, set to be the state’s first Cuban-American Chief of Justice, will be sworn-in Monday by the Florida Supreme Court.

06/30/2014

Paul Hildwin  (Source: Florida Dept. Of Corrections)

DNA Prompts Florida High Court To Toss Death Row Conviction

The conviction of a Florida death row inmate has been tossed by the state’s Supreme Court after new DNA evidence raised doubt as to whether he murdered a woman nearly 30 years ago.

06/26/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Court Admits It Was Wrong To Intervene In Redistricting Trial

A highly unusual statement came out of the 1st District Court of Appeal Thursday on the drawing on new political maps.

06/19/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Legislature Makes Final Redistricting Argument

A coalition of voting-rights groups failed to prove during a recent trial that congressional districts drawn by lawmakers in 2012 violated constitutional standards for redistricting, according to a filing by attorneys for the Legislature.

06/13/2014

Red Light Camera  (Source: CBS4)

Cities May Have To Return Funds From Red Light Camera Tickets

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled all red light cameras installed by cities before 2010 were illegal and cities, like Aventura, may now have to return all those fines back to drivers.

06/12/2014

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Former Judge Disbarred For Handling Of Murder Case

A former judge has been disbarred for her handing of a murder case while she was in a relationship with a prosecutor.

06/05/2014

Judge Gisele Pollack was arrested on May 1, 2014 on multiple DUI charges. (Source: BSO)

Broward Judge Seeks Pay During Alcohol-Related Suspension

Attorneys for a suspended Broward County judge are asking the Florida Supreme Court to allow her to continue getting paid while she undergoes treatment for a drinking problem.

05/29/2014

Judge Gisele Pollack was arrested on May 1, 2014 on multiple DUI charges. (Source: BSO)

Broward Judge Suspended From The Bench

A Broward County judge accused of driving drunk and injuring a young man in an accident has been suspended from the bench without pay while an investigation into her actions moves forward.

05/23/2014

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