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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

Governor Mario Cuomo died January 1, 2015. He was 82. Photo: Cuomo attends the Rodale launch party for Al Gore's New Book 'OUR CHOICE: A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis' at the American Museum of Natural History on November 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Rodale)

Ex-NY Gov. Mario Cuomo, Famed For Oratory, Dies At 82

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has died at age 82.

01/01/2015

Gay-Marriage

Judge Orders State Response On Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A federal judge Wednesday ordered the state to respond by Monday in an increasingly heated legal debate about whether county clerks should begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Jan. 6.

12/24/2014

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Florida Clerks Won’t Give Gays Marriage Licenses

An Associated Press survey has revealed most of Florida’s 67 clerks of court don’t plan to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on January 6th.

12/24/2014

Gay-Marriage

Clerks Group Defends Legal Stance On Gay Marriage

A group representing Florida’s court clerks said on Tuesday that counties statewide should not start issuing marriage licenses January 6th to same-sex couples.

12/23/2014

Gay-Marriage

Legal Fights Loom Over Same Sex Marriage Licenses

With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages to start January 6th, 2015 in Florida, gay-rights groups Monday vowed continuing legal fights if county clerks do not issue marriage licenses.

12/22/2014

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

Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug Testing

With more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.

12/17/2014

File photo of a person at a same-sex marriage rally. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Clerks Advised To Say ‘No’ To Gay Marriage, For Now

Amid a court’s ruling declaring Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, clerks are being advised to say no to gay marriage for now.

12/16/2014

Florida Money

Taxpayer Tab Mounts In Welfare Drug-Test Legal Fight

Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 — and perhaps much more — to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott’s repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.

12/08/2014

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