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(Source: AP)

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

Judge Gisele Pollack was arrested on May 1, 2014 on multiple DUI charges. (Source: BSO)

Broward Judge Seeks Pay During Alcohol-Related Suspension

Attorneys for a suspended Broward County judge are asking the Florida Supreme Court to allow her to continue getting paid while she undergoes treatment for a drinking problem.

05/29/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Voting Groups Can Use GOP Operative’s Documents In Lawsuit

Overturning an appellate court ruling, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a Tallahassee judge to allow a GOP consultant’s documents to be considered in a trial about the Legislature’s 2012 redistricting effort, a move one justice called “unprecedented.”

05/27/2014

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Florida’s Use Of IQ Rule For Death Row Inmates

Siding with a Death Row inmate convicted of killing a pregnant woman in 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Florida’s use of a “rigid” IQ score in determining whether defendants should be shielded from execution because they are intellectually disabled.

05/27/2014

(Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Rick Scott To Release Financial Documents

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has promised to release tax returns and financial details that are required by the courts.

05/15/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Next Governor Could Reshape Supreme Court

Florida’s GOP-dominated House approved a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday that could give the winner of November’s gubernatorial election the power to reshape the state Supreme Court.

04/30/2014

(Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Turns Down Gov. Scott On Worker Drug Testing

In a blow to Gov. Rick Scott, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would not take up his appeal of a ruling that blocked across-the-board drug testing for state employees.

04/21/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

S. Florida Killer, Robert L. Henry, Executed

A South Florida man who beat two women to death with a hammer and then set them on fire during a robbery is set to be executed by lethal injection Thursday evening.

CBS Miami–03/20/2014

Former Florida Governor Reuben Askew died Thursday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 85.  (Source: State of Florida)

‘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.

03/19/2014

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