Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Limits Courts To ‘Essential’ ProceedingsFlorida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady late Tuesday took another step to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus in courthouses, ordering that in-person hearings be restricted to matters that are “essential” or “critical” to the public-health emergency.
Rehearing Sought In Major Death Penalty Case In FloridaPointing to “evolving standards of decency,” attorneys for a Death Row inmate have asked the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider a major ruling that said unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed.
Florida Supreme Court Signs Off On Proposal To Make It Harder To Amend ConstitutionFlorida voters will decide in November whether to make it harder to amend the state constitution.
Florida Supreme Court Rejects Coral Gables' Styrofoam Food Container FightThe Florida Supreme Court declined Wednesday to take up an appeal in a battle about Coral Gables’ attempt to ban Styrofoam food containers.
Florida Death Penalty Experts Concerned About Supreme Court RulingAbout 100 to 150 death penalty cases have been thrown into legal limbo because of a Florida Supreme Court decision, experts say.
Florida Supreme Court Justices Back Away From Major Death Penalty RulingThe Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that unanimous jury recommendations are not necessary before death sentences can be imposed, as justices backed away from a 2016 decision that revamped the state’s capital-punishment system.
Florida Supreme Court Sides With Governor DeSantis On Felon Voter RightsFlorida's high court sided with Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday in a legal dispute over restoring voting rights to felons with unpaid fines.
Florida Supreme Court Clears Way For Minimum Wage AmendmentVoters will decide in November whether to gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour after the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously approved a ballot proposal.
Federal Judge’s Ruling On Felon Voting Rights Appealed By Florida OfficialsA federal judge’s ruling that opens the way for some felons to regain their voting rights is being appealed by Florida officials.
Florida Supreme Court Justices Weigh In On Felon Voting Rights AmendmentFlorida Supreme Court justices appeared convinced Wednesday that a constitutional amendment requires payment of restitution, fees and other legal costs for felons to have their voting rights restored.
Florida Supreme Court Set To Clarify Voting Rights For FelonsThe issue as to whether felons can be kept from voting if they haven't paid fines, fees and restitution will be taken up by Florida's Supreme Court.
Coral Gables' Styrofoam Ban Fight Goes To Florida Supreme CourtCoral Gables has gone to the Florida Supreme Court in a legal battle about whether the city should be able to ban the use of Styrofoam food containers, according to documents posted Monday on the Supreme Court website.
Florida Supreme Court Eyes Medical Malpractice 'Crisis'In a case stemming from a woman’s lung-cancer death, an appeals court Friday urged the Florida Supreme Court to look again at whether the state has a medical-malpractice insurance “crisis” that justifies limiting damages in certain lawsuits.
Florida Supreme Court Justices To Take Up Major Medical Marijuana CaseThe Florida Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to take up an appeal by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration in a high-profile case that could change the way medical marijuana operators do business in the state.
Felons’ Voting Fight Ratchets Up At Florida Supreme CourtIn a bundle of competing briefs filed with the state Supreme Court, Florida officials squared off this week against supporters of a constitutional amendment that restores voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences.