Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson Retiring From State's Highest CourtFlorida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson announced Friday he will retire on Aug. 31, a move that will allow Gov. Ron DeSantis to continue placing his imprint on the state’s highest court.
Florida Supreme Court Ruling Would Make It Harder To Sue Tobacco CompaniesIn what a dissenting justice called a “fundamental shift,” the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling that likely will make it harder for many plaintiffs suing tobacco companies about smoking-related illnesses.
Hispanic Judge Carlos Muñiz To Become New Florida Supreme Court Chief JusticeHispanic Justice Carlos Genaro Muñiz will become the next chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court after a vote Wednesday by his colleagues.
Florida Supreme Court Rejects Red-Light Camera Fee ChallengeIn a potential class-action lawsuit, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a motorist’s challenge to a credit-card fee that he was charged after getting caught on camera running a red light.
South Florida School Principal William Latson, Fired Over Holocaust Comments Goes To State Supreme CourtA Palm Beach County school principal whose comments about the Holocaust spurred a high-profile controversy is challenging his firing at the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court Justices Order New Trials For Death Row InmatesThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered new trials for two Death Row inmates, including for a man convicted in the murders of a Broward County couple after his mother provided key testimony.
Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Miami Traffic Ticket Service For Practicing Law Without AuthorizationA South Florida company from Miami that offered services to fight traffic tickets was practicing law without authorization, The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Florida Backers Try Again To Legalize Recreational MarijuanaAfter the Florida Supreme Court struck down an earlier version, a political committee has filed a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use.
Florida Appeals Court Denies Request In Concealed Weapons CaseAn appeals court Friday declined to ask the Florida Supreme Court to take up a potentially far-reaching case about concealed weapons licensing.
Tobacco Tax Dispute Goes To Florida Supreme CourtA North Carolina-based company has gone to the Florida Supreme Court in a dispute about whether it should be able to recoup $1.2 million in tobacco taxes it paid in Florida.
Miami-Dade County Expressway Battle Goes To Florida Supreme CourtA battle about the operation of expressways in Miami-Dade County has gone to the Florida Supreme Court.
Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Major Tobacco CaseNearly 15 years after a Florida Supreme Court decision unleashed thousands of lawsuits against the tobacco industry, justices next week will consider a case that could make it harder to successfully sue cigarette makers.
Joseph Hatchett, First Black Florida Supreme Court Justice Dies At 88Joseph Hatchett, whose groundbreaking career included becoming the first Black justice on the Florida Supreme Court, died Friday at age 88, the Supreme Court announced Saturday.
Florida Attorney Loses License After Making Porn Film In JailA Florida attorney has lost his law license for using his attorney privileges to visit women in jail and film sexual encounters with them for a pornographic film.
Supreme Court Revamps Key Legal StandardThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday revamped a key legal standard as its conservative majority continued to show a willingness to undo previous decisions that have guided the state’s courts.