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Senate Unveils Last-Ditch Congressional Map

A key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.

08/27/2015

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Fight Over Medical-Malpractice Law Goes To Supreme Court

A dispute over the constitutionality of a 2013 medical-malpractice law, which critics contend violates patient privacy rights, could be taken up by the Florida Supreme Court.

08/24/2015

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Justices Give Victory To Rural County In Records Dispute

The Florida Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute about whether a rural North Florida county should have been required to pay attorney fees in a public-records fight that started with an anonymous records request.

08/18/2015

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Voting-Rights Groups Slam Proposed South Florida District

A pair of voting-rights groups whose lawsuit led to the state’s current congressional districts being struck down by the Florida Supreme Court say that a new proposal appears to be tilted to favor a Republican congressman in South Florida.

08/14/2015

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Florida House OKs Congressional Map Despite Criticism

The Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state’s 27 congressional districts even though U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown criticized the move, stating it would disenfranchise black voters.

08/13/2015

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Voting-Rights Groups Want Districts Drawn In Public

Two voting-rights organizations that led the legal battle against congressional districts later found to be unconstitutional called Monday for a new map to be drawn in public — a demand swiftly rejected by legislative leaders.

08/03/2015

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)

Florida Gov. Scott At Odds Again With Fellow Republicans

Just six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.

07/26/2015

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Florida Legislature To Redraw Congressional Lines In Aug.

A nearly two-week special session is going to be held in August so that the Florida Legislature can draw up new congressional districts.

07/20/2015

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Redistricting Hearings Requested, Turned Down

Facing political uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling, 15 U.S. House members sent a letter this week to Florida legislative leaders calling for redistricting hearings across the state.

07/17/2015

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Florida Supreme Court Denies Bar Dues Hike For Legal Aid

Lawyers pushing for more money for legal aid to the poor will have to look elsewhere after the Florida Supreme Court rejected a proposed dues increase for Florida Bar members.

07/12/2015

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