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TAMPA, FL - MARCH 21: Debra Lafave attends a news conference after charges against her were dropped in Marion County as her mother Joyce Beasley looks on March 21, 2006 in Tampa, Florida. Prosecutors there said they didn't want to put her 14-year-old victim on the witness stand. Lafave is still serving three years house arrest for molesting the boy who was a student of hers. Lafave says she is now pursing a career in journalism. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Infamous Teacher Wants Probation Ended Early

An infamous former Tampa teacher convicted of having sex with a student is asking the Florida Supreme Court to end her probation.

CBS Miami–09/16/2013

People gather at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on August 24, 2103, in Washington, DC, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington. Tens of thousands gathered on August 24 to mark 50 years since the March on Washington, the civil rights watershed where Martin Luther King Jr famously declared: 'I have a dream.' The March on Washington is best remembered for King's stirring vision of a United States free of inequality and prejudice, telecast live to a nation undergoing a phenomenal decade of soul-searching, crisis and change. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo by:  JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. At Anniversary March

A Miami teenager’s name was included in speeches and on the minds of thousands of people as they marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, in Washington, D.C.

08/24/2013

Vanessa Brito, Equal Marriage Florida (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Gay Marriage

We focus on the landmark decisions issued by the Supreme Court on gay marriage including reaction from both sides and the implications of the rulings.

My TV 33–07/01/2013

Julian Marsh and Traian Povov  (Source: CBS4)

Man Gets Green Card After Court Strikes Down DOMA

A married couple, who has spent many months living apart because the United States didn’t recognize their union, were finally reunited last week.

06/30/2013

Cheers erupted Wednesday morning at the Save Dade headquarters after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court had declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. (Source: CBS4)

South Florida’s LGBT Community Applaud Supreme Court Ruling

Cheers erupted Wednesday morning at the Save Dade headquarters after hearing the U.S. Supreme Court had declared the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.

CBS4–06/26/2013

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Group That Supports Gay Marriage To Launch Campaign

Not feeling confident that an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling will nullify Florida’s ban on same sex marriage, a group that supports it is about to launch a public opinion campaign.

06/19/2013

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Source: CBS4)

Facing S. Florida: Supreme Court Ruling On Gene Patent

During the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Hollywood, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke to Jim DeFede about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in which they declared human genes could not be patented and how that could save thousands of lives.

06/16/2013

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Fla. Supreme Court Allows Public Defenders To Pull Out Of Cases

Describing what it called a “damning indictment” of representation for poor criminal defendants, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Miami-Dade County public defender’s office could withdraw from a large chunk of felony cases because of excessive workloads.

CBS Miami–05/23/2013

U. S. Senator Bill Nelson

Sen. Bill Nelson Remains Against Same-Sex Marriage

There has been a growing chorus of U.S. senators who have recently come out in support of marriage equality, Florida’s senior senator is not one of them.

CBS Miami–03/27/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hear arguments over the constitutionality President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Limits Drug-Sniffing Dog Usage By Police

The United States Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police must first get a search warrant before bringing drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspects property.

CBS Miami–03/26/2013

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