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House, Senate Remain At Odds On Death Penalty FixThe daughter of one murder victim and the mother of another pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday not to require unanimous jury recommendations before death sentences can be imposed, pointing to their family members' cases as proof that unanimity is a bad idea.
Abortion Restrictions Pass House Panel After DebateAfter a passionate debate, a House panel on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging bill that would place more regulations on abortion clinics and address issues such as the sale or donation of fetal tissue.
More Abortion Restrictions Advancing In Florida LegislatureAnti-abortion forces in the Florida Legislature are advancing a handful of bills they say are aimed at protecting the health of women, but that opponents say aim to deny access to abortions.
Florida Executes Man Convicted Of Fatally Stabbing 4Nearly three decades after being convicted of fatally stabbing four people, including his ex-wife and young daughter, a Florida man was executed Thursday.
Supreme Court Reviews How Florida Decides Death PenaltyA north Florida death penalty case has found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court where some justices have questioned whether the state gives judges too much power to decide capital sentences.
Florida Clerks To Use New Forms After Gay Marriage Ruling Florida's court clerks are set to start using new marriage and divorce forms that will have the words "husband" and "wife" taken out.
Battle Continues Over Doctor-Patient Gun LawRaising concerns about First Amendment rights and public health, opponents of a controversial Florida law aimed at restricting doctors from asking questions about patients' gun ownership have asked a full federal appeals court to take up the issu
Court Upholds 25 Year Minimum In Juvenile CaseAs judges continue to grapple with landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions about juvenile sentencing, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a minimum 25-year sentence for an inmate convicted of committing attempted murder when he was 17.
State Ends Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case Florida dismissed an appeal in a legal battle over same-sex marriage, three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry.
Key West Celebrates Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage RulingSeveral hundred people celebrated in Key West Friday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.
Lingering Issues Raise Possibility Of Another SessionOfficially, as of Tuesday, there will be 85 days left until the Legislature returns to the Capitol for committee meetings and 203 days left until the 2016 legislative session begins. But even as a special session to deal with the state budget finally came to an end Friday, there were questions about whether another session might become necessary this year.
Texas, Kansas To Back Florida Lawsuit Against Obama AdministrationFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is getting support from governors in Kansas and Texas in his fight against the Obama administration to free billions of federal hospital dollars even if the states don't expand Medicaid.

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