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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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Supreme Court Looks At Florida Death Row Inmate With Low IQ

Attorneys for a man on Florida’s death row plan to challenge the state’s use of a rigid IQ cutoff to determine mental disability before the U.S. Supreme Court.

03/02/2014

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Big Session Ahead For Juvenile Justice Legislation

The Legislature is expected to take up major changes to Florida’s juvenile-justice system during the 2014 session, looking to put more emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation for youthful offenders.

02/27/2014

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

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Scott Takes Worker Drug Testing To Supreme Court

Arguing that Florida has an “overriding interest in a drug-free workforce,” Gov. Rick Scott has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of a drug-testing policy for tens of thousands of state employees.

01/14/2014

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