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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

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)

Midazolam Usage In Florida Executions Headed To Broward Court

The controversial use of the drug midazolam hydrochloride in Florida executions will be the subject of an evidentiary hearing before the state can proceed with the execution of Robert L. Henry, 55.

CBS Miami–03/07/2014

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