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Freddie Lee Hall (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

IQ Score Questioned By Supreme Court In FL Man’s Execution

The Supreme Court is now hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate and examining IQ scores after the man claimed he’s protected from execution because he’s mentally disabled.

03/03/2014

Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

More Last Minute Appeals Possible Ahead Of Chavez Execution

The convicted murderer of nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce, Juan Carlos Chavez, has less than 19 hours to live and his lawyers are spending those hours fighting to extend his life through last minute appeals.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

Death row inmate Juan Carlos Chavez walks into the criminal courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Miami. (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Again Denied Stay Of Execution

The convicted killer of Jimmy Ryce was denied a stay of execution by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. It’s one of the final appeals left for Juan Carlos Chavez before his scheduled execution on Wednesday evening.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 24:  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito arrives for President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on February 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama will address a joint session of the Congress at 9:01pm tonight where he plans to address the topics of the struggling U.S. economy, the budget deficit, and health care.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Justice Speaking In S. Florida Monday

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will be in South Florida Monday to give a lunchtime speech to the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

CBS Miami–02/03/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Fla. University Won’t Appeal Court Ruling On Guns

University of North Florida will comply with an appeals court ruling which blocks state universities from regulating guns on campus.

12/23/2013

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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