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House Passes Secret Recording Bill

A newly approved bill would allow a person to secretly record conversations if they involve discussions of sexual assault and illegal acts involving force or violence.

03/18/2015

Cynthia Imperato (Source: CBS4)

Judge Imperato May Face Suspension In DUI Case

Broward County circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who was charged with driving under the influence in 2013, is facing a fine of up to $5,000 and a 20 suspension without pay.

03/02/2015

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Justices Say Knowledge Is Key In Hit-And-Run Case Convictions

The Florida Supreme Court ruled, unanimously, motorists have to know they were involved in a crash in order to be convicted in a hit and run case.

02/26/2015

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$100M Settlement For Hundreds In Florida Tobacco Lawsuits

A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached between three major tobacco companies and hundreds of people who sued them in the state’s federal court.

02/25/2015

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Judge Agrees To Apologize Over Cursing At Store Owner

A Miami-Dade County judge said she will apologize to a Coconut Grove store owner she cursed at over a campaign sign.

02/24/2015

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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

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