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.”
Florida Supreme Court Justices Order More Arguments On Medical Marijuana LawIn a highly unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a second round of arguments in a battle about whether the state has properly carried out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.
Parkland Parents Appeal Mental Health RulingsParents of victims in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have gone to the Florida Supreme Court in disputes about alleged negligence by a mental-health facility that provided services to accused shooter Nikolas Cruz.
Florida Supreme Court Shoots Down Assault Weapons BanThe Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a proposed constitutional amendment seeking to ban possession of assault-style weapons does not meet requirements to go before voters.
Governor Ron DeSantis Names South Floridians To Florida Supreme CourtGov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday named Miami attorney John Couriel and Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court.
Florida Justices Weigh Recreational Marijuana ProposalThe state's Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow people to use recreational marijuana.
Florida Jury Trials Sidelined Until At Least JulyFlorida's Supreme Court has issued a statement saying the coronavirus outbreak has made jury trials unsafe at the moment, so no jury trials will be held until at least July 2.
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.