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Bill Allowing Child Rape Victims To Record Attackers Headed To Gov.

A bill that would allow children who are victims or potential victims of rape to secretly record their attackers is headed to Florida Governor Rick Scott.


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Death Sentence For Cop Killer Overturned

Florida’s highest court has overturned the death sentence of a mentally ill man who shot and killed a Tampa police officer during a scuffle in August 2009.


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Gov. Scott Suing Feds For Withholding Hospital Funds

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is suing the Obama administration for withholding hospital funds because the state won’t expand Medicaid.


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Supreme Court Turns Down Red-Light Camera Case

The Florida Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal in a potentially far-reaching case about the way local governments administer red-light camera programs.


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Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Sparked By Florida Gov. Scott

Gov. Rick Scott can continue to use a blind trust instead of providing a detailed accounting of his finances after a state appeals court tossed out a challenge to a Florida law on Monday.


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Pizzi Wins A Round In Mayoral Fight

Michael Pizzi was back in a court room Wednesday but a civil, not criminal court room.


US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks during a Commonwealth Club event at Herbst Theatre on January 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Sotomayor spoke in conversation with Stanford law school dean Mary Elizabeth Magill at the Commonwealth Club as she promotes her new book "My Beloved World"  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sotomayor No Longer Favors Video Cameras At Supreme Court

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is backtracking from her earlier position that allowing video cameras at the Supreme Court was good idea.


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Justices Ponder Definition Of Sexual Intercourse

When the Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in a Monroe County case next week, it will consider what might seem a bizarre question: What is the definition of sexual intercourse?


Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on January 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

High Court To Hear Gay Marriage Cases In April

Supreme Court justices said they will decide if same-sex couples around the nation will have the right to marry under the Constitution.


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State Gets Win In Tax Dispute With Seminole Tribe

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.