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Supreme Court Backs Online Travel Firms In Tax Fight

In a major victory for the online-travel industry, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments that companies such as Expedia and Travelocity should pay more in county tourist-development taxes.


Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Signs Bill To Let Children Secretly Tape Their Rapists

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would allow children to secretly record people who rape them.


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Man Acquitted Of Sexual Abuse; Recordings Inadmissible

A southwest Florida man who was previously sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting his stepdaughter has been acquitted at his second trial.


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Suspension Advised For Judge Accused Of Punching Attorney

A Florida judge, accused of punching an attorney, may soon be finding himself in the judicial penalty box.


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Kiosks Could Help Floridians Get Access To Legal Aid

People needing help with divorces, foreclosures or child support could use public computers at libraries, shopping malls or courthouses as a type of legal “triage” under a proposal approved Friday by the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.


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Miami-Dade Judge Faces Fine, 30-Day Suspension

A Miami-Dade County judge faces a $10,000 fine, a 30-day suspension without pay and other punishment because of alleged misconduct involving comments she made during an election campaign and notes she took while hearing a case.


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Court: House Actions Illegal, But Lawsuit Filed Too Late

The Florida Supreme Court ruled House members do not have to return to the capitol for the end of the 2015 session.


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State Supreme Court Seeks Tougher Penalties For Two Judges

A proposed punishment for Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who was convicted of DUI, has been rejected by the state’s Supreme Court.



Senate Democrats Sue Florida House Over Abrupt Session End

Democrat’s in the Florida Senate filed a lawsuit against the Florida House over its abrupt end to the 2015 legislative session.


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Death Sentence Upheld In ‘Xbox Murders’

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a man sent to Death Row for his involvement in the 2004 murders of six people.