Florida Supreme Court Releases Supervised-Practice Program For Law School GradsThe state Supreme Court on Monday released a supervised-practice program for law school graduates who have been unable to take the Florida Bar exam amid the coronavirus pandemic, but critics said the program doesn’t go far enough.
Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady Apologizes To Law Grads For Last-Minute Bar Exam CancellationThe Florida Supreme Court’s chief justice is apologizing to law grads left in the lurch after the bar exam was canceled at the last minute.
Solar Backers Go To Court In Petition DisputeAfter acknowledging this month that the initiative might not make the 2016 ballot, backers of a proposed solar-energy constitutional amendment have filed a federal lawsuit against a petition-gathering firm, court documents show.
Florida Lawmakers Push 'Cut And Dry' Energy PlanLawmakers are trying to keep two competing solar-energy initiatives from causing voter confusion on the 2016 ballot.
Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Solar Energy InitiativeThe Florida Supreme Court has approved a ballot initiative seeking to expand the use of solar energy.
Supreme Court Backs Online Travel Firms In Tax FightIn a major victory for the online-travel industry, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments that companies such as Expedia and Travelocity should pay more in county tourist-development taxes.
Justices Back Family Of Athlete Who CollapsedThe Florida Supreme Court sided with a family that filed a negligence suit against the Lee County School Board after a 15-year-old boy collapsed during a high-school soccer game in 2008.
Judge Rejects Arguments In Lethal Injection FightAs the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug, an Orange County circuit judge Monday rejected a Death Row inmate's attempt to block a planned Feb. 26 execution.
Secret Recordings Force New Trial In Sex-Abuse CaseA man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter should receive a new trial because of the improper use of secret recordings made by the alleged victim, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Justices Revamp Rules For Death Penalty Appeals The Florida Supreme Court approved a series of changes Thursday aimed at improving the death-penalty appeals process.
Supreme Court To Legislature: Fix Senate RedistrictingJust hours before adjourning the 2012 session of the Florida legislature, lawmakers learned they will barely have time to go home and see the kids before heading back to Tallahassee, after Gov. Scott called a 15-day extraordinary session beginning Wednesday to deal with a redistricting plan rejected by the Florida Supreme Court.
Courts Want Gov. Scott To Plug Their Budget HoleFlorida's courts have asked Gov. Rick Scott for an emergency cash infusion of $45.6 million to help offset a budget shortfall.