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Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

GOP: No Appeal On Florida Congressional Map Ruling

Florida Republican legislative leaders will not appeal a judge’s ruling that found some congressional districts unconstitutional but instead warned against redrawing the districts before the November election.

07/15/2014

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

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U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception Mandate

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.

07/02/2014

Hobby Lobby  (Source: CBS)

Hobby Lobby Wins Supreme Court Battle Over Contraception

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some closely held companies with religious owners can refuse to pay for contraceptives for women.

06/30/2014

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Justice Pariente Beats Drum For Eyewitness Expert Testimony

Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente is on a crusade to change how courts treat eyewitness expert testimony, writing in a strongly-worded opinion on Thursday that the state’s approach lags decades behind scientific evidence.

06/26/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Broadcasters Over Aereo

Internet start up company Aereo Inc., which takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices, will have to pay broadcasters for their programming if they want to continue.

06/25/2014

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

Money

Lawyers File Petition To Boost Bar Dues To Aid The Poor

A coalition of attorneys, including former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero, filed a petition Monday with the state’s top court seeking to hike fees on lawyers to help fund legal services for the poor.

06/16/2014

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Supreme Court Upholds ‘Timely Justice’ Law

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 law that legislative supporters said would reduce delays in carrying out the death penalty.

06/12/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Both Sides Confident As Redistricting Trial Ends

A historic challenge to the congressional districts drawn by state lawmakers two years ago is now in the hands of a Leon County circuit judge after a trial in the case wrapped up Wednesday.

06/04/2014

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