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Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Agrees To End Lawsuit Over State Worker Drug Tests

The legal battle over the drug testing of state workers has come to end.

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Supreme Court Decision Reopens Juvenile Sentences

Florida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.

03/19/2015

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Florida Supreme Court Orders New Sentences In Juvenile Cases

Florida’s Supreme Court has ordered re-sentencing hearings for four people convicted of felonies they had committed while they were juveniles.

03/19/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Drops Appeals In Scott Welfare Drug Testing Case

Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped appeals meant to push for a law that would have required welfare applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

03/04/2015

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Justices Halt Execution Amid Questions About Lethal Injection Drug

Florida’s Supreme Court on Tuesday halted the February 26th execution of a convicted killer until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on a lethal injection drug.

02/17/2015

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Judge Rejects Arguments In Lethal Injection Fight

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug, an Orange County circuit judge Monday rejected a Death Row inmate’s attempt to block a planned Feb. 26 execution.

02/09/2015

Ronald Salazar sat in court on January 27, 2015 as a judge heard arguments on reconsidering his life sentence for raping and killing his 11-year old sister. (Source: CBS4)

Judge To Rule On Resentencing For Teen Rapist, Murderer

A South Florida judge will wait until Friday to decide whether a man sentenced to life in prison without parole when he was 14, will be given a lighter sentence.

01/27/2015

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Florida Executes Ringleader Of 1993 Panhandle Rape, Murder

The ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of the banker’s wife, was executed by the state on Thursday.

01/15/2015

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Gay Marriage Another Win In Legal Career Fighting Status Quo

Bill Sheppard and his wife Betsy White spent seven hours on the road Saturday to watch their clients tie the knot at a small, poolside ceremony in the rural Panhandle community of Chipley.

01/15/2015

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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.

01/12/2015

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