Homegrown Medical Marijuana Rejected By Florida Appeals CourtProminent Tampa strip-club owner Joe Redner doesn’t have the legal right to grow his own medical marijuana to combat lung cancer, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Court Asked To Reconsider Ruling On Exploratory Oil Drilling In The EvergladesBroward County and the city of Miramar have asked the 1st District Court of Appeal to reconsider a ruling that would require the state to issue a permit for exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades.
High Court Honors Florida's First Black Chief JusticeFormer Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court as family, friends and colleagues paid their respects.
Florida's First Black Chief Justice Dies At 85When Leander Shaw took the Florida Bar exam in 1960, he was not allowed to stay or eat at the whites-only hotel in Miami where the exam was administered. Three decades later, Shaw became the first black chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court.
Supreme Court To Decide On Slot MachinesThe Florida Supreme Court will decide whether a Gadsden County racetrack should be allowed to have slot machines without the express permission of the Legislature, in a case with widespread implications for gambling throughout the state.
State Asks Court To Dismiss Seminoles' LawsuitIn the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
Tribe Goes To Court Amid Gambling TalksThe Seminole Tribe of Florida sued the state Monday, setting in motion what could be a protracted legal fight over the tribe's exclusive rights to offer "banked" card games like blackjack at most of its casinos.
FSU Changes Gun Information In 'Game Day' GuideA day after getting hit with a lawsuit by a gun-rights group, Florida State University on Wednesday updated information in a football "game day" guide about fans keeping firearms in their vehicles.
Fight Over Medical-Malpractice Law Goes To Supreme CourtA dispute over the constitutionality of a 2013 medical-malpractice law, which critics contend violates patient privacy rights, could be taken up by the Florida Supreme Court.
Justices Give Victory To Rural County In Records DisputeThe Florida Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute about whether a rural North Florida county should have been required to pay attorney fees in a public-records fight that started with an anonymous records request.
Proposed Gambling Rules Headed For A Showdown?At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don't go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business.
Justices Could Hear Satellite TV Tax FightFlorida Supreme Court justices may take up an appeal by the Department of Revenue on a state law that imposes higher taxes on satellite-television companies than on their cable-TV competitors.
State Seeks Review Of Gretna Slots DecisionCalling it "a jaw-dropping gambling expansion," state officials asked Friday for a full-court rehearing of an appellate decision that ordered gambling regulators to allow a North Florida horse track to have slot machines.
House, Senate Agree On Solution To Juvenile-Detention DisputeHouse and Senate budget writers have agreed on a potential solution to a long-running dispute between the state and counties about who pays to lock up juvenile offenders.
State's Lawyers Argue Nursery Ineligible To Fight Pot Rule