Court's Mea Culpa Doesn't Halt ExecutionThe Florida Supreme Court on Monday rejected a reprieve for a convicted murderer scheduled to be executed Thursday.
Abortion Waiting Period Goes Back To CourtA Tallahassee judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on a request by opponents of the abortion waiting period.
Death Sentenced Tossed In South Florida Girl's MurderThe Florida Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man convicted of murdering a five-year-old girl whose body was found in a South Florida canal.
Court Orders Release Of Florida Death Row InmateCiting a lack of evidence and the prosecution's failure to seek others who may have had a motive for murder, the state's highest court has ordered the release of a former Air Force sergeant on death row for the deaths of an ex-girlfriend and their son.
Supreme Court Sides With State In TV Tax FightThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law that set different tax rates for cable and satellite television services.
Judge Backs Scott's Removal Of ProsecutorA circuit judge Tuesday signed off on the removal of Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in the high-profile case of an accused cop-killer.
Gov. Scott Takes Case From Anti-Death Penalty ProsecutorFlorida Gov. Rick Scott has rebuked Orlando's top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty.
Prosecutor's Stance Roils Death Penalty DebateA newly elected Central Florida prosecutor stunned legislators by announcing she will not pursue death sentences for any capital cases.
Scott Quickly Signs Death Penalty Sentencing BillFlorida is again poised to begin executions and prosecute death penalty cases after Gov. Scott signed a law aimed at fixing flaws in system.
State Supreme Court Considers Restoration Of Criminals' Voting RightsThe restoration of voting privileges for convicted criminals is the focus of a proposed amendment being considered by the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Prosecutors Can Seek Death Penalty Despite QuestionsProsecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite constitutional issues with the Florida's death penalty law, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Broward Judge Reprimanded By State Supreme CourtA Broward County circuit judge has been publicly reprimanded by the state's Supreme Court for conduct that Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said "damaged the public trust and confidence."