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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Boston physician at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970′s died in Southwest Florida.
In a case stemming from the 1978 murder of a woman after she left a Leesburg grocery store, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to Florida’s standards for determining whether Death Row inmates should be shielded from execution because they are mentally disabled.
In fallout from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling about juvenile sentencing, Florida’s top court said Thursday that a South Florida teenager sentenced to prison for the violent beating of a middle school girl waiting for a bus, should have been entitled to a bond.