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.
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.