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Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Execution Set For Florida Killer Of Two In Robbery

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.

03/19/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Supreme Court Grapples With Life Sentences For Juveniles

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.

03/06/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Senate Panel Passes Juvenile-Sentencing Compromise

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.

03/05/2014

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Supreme Court Looks At Florida Death Row Inmate With Low IQ

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.

03/02/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Big Session Ahead For Juvenile Justice Legislation

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.

02/27/2014

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 24:  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito arrives for President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on February 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama will address a joint session of the Congress at 9:01pm tonight where he plans to address the topics of the struggling U.S. economy, the budget deficit, and health care.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Justice Speaking In S. Florida Monday

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.

CBS Miami–02/03/2014

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Scott Takes Worker Drug Testing To Supreme Court

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.

01/14/2014

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Doctor In Landmark Abortion Case Dies Of Cancer

The Boston physician at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970′s died in Southwest Florida.

12/30/2013

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Justices Take Fl. Death Penalty Case On Mentally Disabled

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.

CBS Miami–10/21/2013

Wayne Treacy listens to the verdict in his attempted first degree murder trial in 2012. . He was found guilty. (CBS4)

Court: Wayne Treacy Entitled To Bond In Josie Ratley Stomping Case

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.

CBS Miami–10/10/2013

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