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Fiorina Makes Distortion Of Planned Parenthood A CenterpieceRepublican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has spent the last two weeks repeating an erroneous description of videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists. That seems bound to continue as she makes her opposition to Planned Parenthood a centerpiece of her 2016 campaign.
Abortion, Birth Control, Race Top Supreme Court's AgendaAbortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.
House Map-Drawers Defend Congressional DistrictsLegislative aides who drew a map of congressional districts backed by the state House defended the plan in court Thursday, even as they conceded that other alternatives might also be good maps or have positive qualities.
'Fair Districts' Supporters Consulted Democrats On MapsAfter successfully arguing that a congressional map drawn by the Legislature impermissibly favored Republicans, voting-rights groups and voters have offered four sets of proposed districts that were discussed with Democratic-leaning consultants, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Supreme Court Ponders Medical Malpractice In Patient SuicideIn a medical-malpractice lawsuit stemming from the death of a woman who hanged herself, the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether her doctor could be found negligent in the suicide.
Senate Unveils Last-Ditch Congressional MapA 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.
Fight Over Medical-Malpractice Law Goes To Supreme CourtA 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.
Justices Give Victory To Rural County In Records DisputeThe 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.
Voting-Rights Groups Slam Proposed South Florida DistrictA 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.
Florida House OKs Congressional Map Despite CriticismThe 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.
Voting-Rights Groups Want Districts Drawn In PublicTwo 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.
Florida Gov. Scott At Odds Again With Fellow RepublicansJust six months ago, Gov. Rick Scott stood onstage outside the state Capitol basking in his hard-fought victory as he began his second term.