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Supreme Court Turns Down Florida Tobacco Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up appeals filed by tobacco companies in 10 Florida lawsuits filed by sick smokers or their family members.

06/09/2014

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Court Considers Police Use of Cell Phone Data

A federal appeals court wrestled Friday with the authority of law enforcement to obtain and use records from cellphone towers.

04/25/2014

Florida Legislature Abortion

Fla. Legislature Sends Abortion Bill To Governor

An abortion bill is headed to the Governor’s office.

04/25/2014

(Source: Florida Department of State)

Part Of Fla. History To Step Back Into Spotlight

A historic house, near the Florida Governor’s Mansion, will soon open it’s doors to the public.

04/20/2014

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New Sentencing Hearing Ordered For Man Who Killed His Parents

A state appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man, who at the age of 16, killed his parents in their St. Lucie County home.

04/16/2014

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court May Take Up Gov. Scott Drug Test Directive

More than three years after Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the controversial policy.

04/14/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House Passes Juvenile Sentencing Revamp

After struggling in the past to resolve the issue, the Florida House on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would change juvenile-sentencing laws in cases of murders and other serious felonies.

04/01/2014

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)

Execution Set For Florida Killer Of Two In Robbery

A South Florida man who killed two women with a hammer and set them on fire is set to be executed on Thursday at Florida State Prison in Starke.

03/19/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Supreme Court Grapples With Life Sentences For Juveniles

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case stemming from a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said juveniles convicted of murder cannot face mandatory sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

03/06/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Senate Panel Passes Juvenile-Sentencing Compromise

The sponsor of a bill that would bring Florida into line with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions on juvenile sentencing offered a compromise Wednesday — but critics said it didn’t go far enough.

03/05/2014

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