South Florida Appeals Court Upholds Remote Hearing Amid Coronavirus PandemicIn a legal test of remote court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments that using Zoom technology in a probation-violation hearing would violate a defendant’s constitutional rights.
Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Reinstate Death SentencesThe Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected requests by Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office to reinstate death sentences for two convicted murderers, ruling that earlier orders required the men to receive new sentencing hearings.
State's Supreme Court Rejects Aventura Red Light Camera CaseThe Florida Supreme Court has refused to take up a case about whether a South Florida city’s red-light camera program violates state traffic laws.
License Reinstatement Fight Involving Alcohol Goes To Florida Supreme CourtA driver’s license reinstatement dispute that focuses on whether alcohol should be considered a drug could be decided by the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court Looks Again At High-Stakes Marijuana CaseIn a case that could have a dramatic impact on the state’s pot industry, the Florida Supreme Court made the unusual move Wednesday of hearing a second round of arguments in a challenge to a state law aimed at implementing a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Florida Supreme Court Rejects Sexual Abuse LawsuitThe Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a statute of limitations bars two women from pursuing a lawsuit against an Orange County church and other defendants over allegations that the women were sexually abused by a church worker when they were children.
Florida Supreme Court Eyes COVID Delays In Criminal CasesTrying to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady issued orders in March that suspended jury trials and other proceedings at courthouses across the state.
Gov. Ron DeSantis Taps Appellate Judge To Serve On Supreme CourtAverting a possible constitutional showdown, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday appointed Jamie Grosshans, a judge on the 5th District Court of Appeal, to serve on the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Gov. Ron DeSantis On Justice Pick Renatha FrancisFlorida's Supreme Court on Friday has rejected Governor Ron DeSantis’ appointment of Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to the Supreme Court.
Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Drop Bar Exam RequirementThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday refused a request to waive a requirement that law school graduates pass the state bar exam to practice law, saying that such a move could result in harm to the public.
Synthetic Marijuana Case Goes To Florida Supreme CourtFamily members of three people killed in a car accident caused by a man high on synthetic marijuana have gone to the Florida Supreme Court in a lawsuit seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the product known as “spice.”