Florida May Penalize Those Who Don't Enforce Immigration LawFlorida may be able to penalize cities, counties and sheriffs who do not enforce federal immigration laws.
ACLU, Muslim Inmates Sue Over Dade Jail Meal Policy lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and four inmates is challenging Miami-Dade County's denial of religious-based meals to Muslims.
Taxpayer Tab In Drug Test Lawsuits Tops $1.5 MillionFlorida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1.5 million in legal fees --- including nearly $1 million to civil-rights lawyers --- because of Gov. Rick Scott's failed push to force welfare applicants and tens of thousands of state workers to submit to suspicionless drug tests.
Groups Sue To Block 24-Hour Waiting Period For AbortionsA day after Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period before Florida women can have abortions, abortion-rights advocates quickly challenged the constitutionality of the law.
Florida Agrees To End Lawsuit Over State Worker Drug Tests The legal battle over the drug testing of state workers has come to end.
Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug TestingWith more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.
Appeals Court: Welfare Drug Tests UnconstitutionalA federal appeals court again rejected a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to submit to drug tests before they can receive benefits.
US Judge Won't Lift Stay In Florida Gay MarriageA Florida Federal Judge says he will not lift a stay of his ruling in connection to a lawsuit that challenges the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Supreme Court Rejects Cell-Phone Tracking By PoliceThe Florida Supreme court said police will need warrants before tracking criminal suspects using their cell-phone information.
Scott Keeps Distance From Gay Marriage FightWith the gubernatorial race in full swing, Florida Governor Rick Scott is keeping his distance from the topic of gay marriage considered one of the country's thorniest issues.
Appeals Court OKs 'Docs VS. Glocks' LawA federal appeals court has upheld the state's controversial "docs vs. glocks" bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced.
Key West Drug Testing Policy Ruled UnconstitutionalA South Florida federal judge declared a policy by the city of Key West that requires drug tests for job applicants unconstitutional.
Judge Rules Against Drug-Test ProgramA federal judge has ruled that a 2011 law requiring welfare applicants to undergo drug tests is unconstitutional, striking a blow to Gov. Rick Scott's administration over the controversial tests.
Nativity Scene To Make Its Way To State Capitol A nativity scene will be displayed at Florida’s Capitol throughout the holiday season. A private group called the Florida Nativity Scene Committee with the help of law firm Thomas More Society paid for the scene and will set it up in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
Gov. Scott Signs Random Drug Testing BillIn a move that likely will draw a constitutional challenge, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed a controversial bill that would allow random drug testing of state employees.