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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.
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.
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.
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.