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In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case Looms

Amid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate’s map.

09/08/2014

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

Suspended Broward Judge Pleads Guilty To DUI

A suspended Broward judge pleaded guilty to one charge of driving under the influence under a plea deal on Thursday.

09/04/2014

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Governor’s Race Will Also Shape Florida Supreme Court

The race for governor in the state of Florida could have some interesting effects depending on who is elected.

08/12/2014

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

News Media Wants Access To Redistricting Records

News media organizations are asking Florida’s Supreme Court to make public the documents used in Florida’s redistricting trial.

07/21/2014

CHICAGO - JANUARY 18: Patrons of the Marshall McGearty Tobacco Artisans cigarette lounge, owned by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., use an ash tray January 18, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The upscale lounge, which opened this week, is unaffected by Chicago's tough new anti-smoking ordinance that also took effect this week. The measure prohibits smoking in most public places. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Tobacco Company Vows To Fight $23.6 Billion In Damages

The nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.

07/20/2014

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

Online Travel, Juvenile Sentencing Among Issues Facing Court

The Florida Supreme Court began an annual summer break last week, taking a breather from its routine of issuing opinions each Thursday in complex legal disputes and the steady flow of death-penalty appeals.

07/14/2014

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

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