High Court Honors Florida's First Black Chief JusticeFormer Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court as family, friends and colleagues paid their respects.
Florida's First Black Chief Justice Dies At 85When Leander Shaw took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he was not allowed to stay or eat at the whites-only hotel in Miami where the exam was administered. Three decades later, Shaw became the first black chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Sparked By Florida Gov. Scott A Florida appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit, filed by a former aide to the late Governor Reubin Askew, challenging a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust.
Gov. Rick Scott Being Sued Over FinancesCommercials keep calling Gov. Rick Scott too shady for the sunshine state. The governor is now being sued by two men who say Scott is continuing to hide his finances behind a veil, which by law he must disclose.
'Reubin The Good' Memorialized Family and friends remembered former Florida Gov. Reubin O'Donovan Askew as a loving, courageous, deeply devout public servant whose FBI code name "Integrity" captured the essence of the man memorialized at a packed church Wednesday.
Governor Scott Turns 60 SaturdayGov. Rick Scott, one of the oldest governor's in Florida history, turns 60 Saturday.