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

Florida Drops Appeals In Scott Welfare Drug Testing Case

Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped appeals meant to push for a law that would have required welfare applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

03/04/2015

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Justices Halt Execution Amid Questions About Lethal Injection Drug

Florida’s Supreme Court on Tuesday halted the February 26th execution of a convicted killer until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on a lethal injection drug.

02/17/2015

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Judge Rejects Arguments In Lethal Injection Fight

As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug, an Orange County circuit judge Monday rejected a Death Row inmate’s attempt to block a planned Feb. 26 execution.

02/09/2015

Ronald Salazar sat in court on January 27, 2015 as a judge heard arguments on reconsidering his life sentence for raping and killing his 11-year old sister. (Source: CBS4)

Judge To Rule On Resentencing For Teen Rapist, Murderer

A South Florida judge will wait until Friday to decide whether a man sentenced to life in prison without parole when he was 14, will be given a lighter sentence.

01/27/2015

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Florida Executes Ringleader Of 1993 Panhandle Rape, Murder

The ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of the banker’s wife, was executed by the state on Thursday.

01/15/2015

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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

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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

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