Florida Supreme Court

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

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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