Florida, Feds Battle Over Immigration EnforcementAn appeals court Friday appeared skeptical of arguments by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office that immigration-enforcement moves by the Biden administration have violated federal law and should be blocked.
Florida Revised COVID-19 School Rule Short Circuits Legal Challenge By Five School DistrictsThe new emergency rule says that opting out of mask requirements is “at the parent or legal guardian’s sole discretion.”
Texas-Style Abortion Bill Filed In FloridaRepublican State Rep. Webster Barnaby filed a proposal Wednesday that aims to follow Texas’ lead in blocking physicians from performing abortions if there is a “detectable fetal heartbeat.”
Miami Beach Commission Candidate Kristen Rosen Gonzalez Plays 'Hispanic' Card, Only She's NotIn an interview with Democratic Party leaders, former Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez argued they should endorse her campaign comeback because she is “the most high-profile Hispanic Democrat in the City of Miami Beach.”
Florida's Nikki Fried Weighs Action Over DeSantis' Environmental AppointmentAgriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said Tuesday she might have to consider legal action over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to unilaterally appoint a new Department of Environmental Protection secretary. But first, she wants to give the governor another chance to put the issue before the state Cabinet.
Florida Judge Blocks Key Parts of 'Sanctuary Cities' LawMore than two years after a fierce legislative debate, a federal judge on Tuesday blocked key parts of an immigration law that banned so-called sanctuary cities in Florida.
Florida Judge Shields Surgeon General Scott Rivkees From Deposition In Mask FightAttorneys for the Florida Department of Health, school boards, and parties such as the NAACP battled Thursday about whether Surgeon General Scott Rivkees should give a deposition in a legal fight over the state’s efforts to prevent school mask mandates.
Haiti Prosecutor Seeks Charges Against Prime Minister Ariel Henry In President's AssassinationHaiti's chief prosecutor has asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the late President Jovenel Moïse and asked other officials to bar him from leaving the country.
DeSantis Pledges To Fine Cities, Counties Requiring Workers To Get COVID VaccineGovernor Ron DeSantis has announced that his administration will start issuing $5,000 fines to cities and counties that require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
State Files Emergency Motion In Florida School Mask Mandate BattleHours after a Leon County circuit judge allowed school districts to continue student mask requirements, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration filed an emergency motion asking an appeals court to reinstate a stay.
'Honestly, It's Just Nonsense': Gov. DeSantis Downplays Speculation On 2024 Presidential RunAs he faces a re-election campaign next year, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday tried to dispel speculation that he is preparing to run for the White House in 2024.