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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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Gov. Scott: State Will Sue Georgia Over Water

Unable to negotiate a settlement on how to allocate water between Florida, Georgia and Alabama, Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday that the sunshine state is going to sue the state of Georgia.

08/13/2013

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Death Row Inmate’s Lawyer To Appeal To US Supreme Court

The attorney for John Errol Ferguson, a current inmate on death row for the murder of several people, said that he will ask U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

07/24/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hear arguments over the constitutionality President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Limits Drug-Sniffing Dog Usage By Police

The United States Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police must first get a search warrant before bringing drug-sniffing police dogs onto a suspects property.

CBS Miami–03/26/2013

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Court Rules Police Don’t Have To Prove Dog Training

A Florida Supreme Court ruling that drug sniffing dogs need to have an “exhaustive set of records” to prove they’re reliable before their evidence can be used just doesn’t pass the smell test, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

CBS4–02/19/2013

In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, poses with her colleagues (not shown) at the Supreme Court in Washington. (Source: CHARLES DHARAPAK / AP via The Miami Herald)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Speaks To UM Students

Before a captivated University of Miami audience Friday night, a U.S. Supreme Court justice told the tale of her ascension from a humble Bronx childhood to becoming the first Hispanic on the highest judicial body in the country.

CBS4–02/02/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court, which has set aside six hours over three days, will hear arguments over the constitutionality President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Decide 2 Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The United States Supreme Court will hear two cases dealing with same-sex marriage in March it was announced Friday.

CBS Miami–12/07/2012

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