From Gun Laws To Medical Marijuana: Five Florida Legal Fights To Watch In 2021From a gun law passed after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, to medical marijuana licenses, courts are grappling with numerous major Florida legal issues. Here are five cases to watch in 2021:
Parkland Parents Manuel And Patricia Oliver To Deliver Symbolic Christmas Cookies To NRA MembersThe parents of a teen who died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland will deliver symbolic Christmas cookies to members of the National Rifle Association.
Broward School District Drops Request For Social Media Posts From Families Of Marjory Stoneman Douglas Massacre VictimsAttorneys for the Broward School District have dropped their request for families of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre to turn over their social media posts made at the time as they try to defend against lawsuits.
Federal Court Weighs "Custodial" Duty In Parkland School ShootingIn a case filed by current and former students who said they suffered psychological injuries, a federal appeals court is considering constitutional arguments about whether Broward County officials had a “custodial” duty to protect students from the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Controversial Plaque At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's Newest Building Draws Ire From Parkland ParentsThe father of Alex Schacter, who was just 14 years old when he was killed during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, is angry that there is a plaque honoring the school board and not the victims of the shooting inside the newest school building.
Court Documents Ask Parkland Parents To Turn Over Psychiatric Records To Prove Mental AnguishParents who sued the Broward County school district after their children died at the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are being asked to turn over their psychiatric records to prove they have suffered mental anguish.
Parents Of Parkland Shooting Victim Joaquin Oliver Bring Son Back Digitally In New Voting InitiativeThe parents of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver have launched an initiative to encourage young people to vote.
Florida Supreme Court Deals Blow To Parkland Shooting FamiliesThe Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that state law places a $300,000 limit on how much the Broward County School Board can be forced to pay to families and victims in lawsuits filed after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Broward Sheriff Deputy Fired Over Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Massacre Gets ReinstatedA Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who was fired for his inaction during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead has been reinstated with back pay by an arbitrator who ruled that the sheriff missed a deadline for dismissing the deputy.
Florida Appeals Court Eyes Armed School 'Guardians'A controversial state program that allows school “guardians” to carry guns on campus came under scrutiny Tuesday, as an appeals court heard arguments in a legal challenge to Duval County’s “school safety assistants.”
Florida School Safety Panel Settles Suit Over MeetingA statewide panel created in response to the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland signed off Monday on a settlement in an open-government lawsuit.
Florida Grand Jury In Parkland Mass Shooting Seeks More TimeA statewide grand jury impaneled after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland is seeking more time to finish its work.
Parkland Dads Andrew Pollack & Fred Guttenberg Cast Diverging Viewpoints In Republican And Democratic ConventionsParkland dads Andrew Pollack and Fred Guttenberg, whose daughters were killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre share goal of keeping kids safe from opposite sides of the political spectrum.
Parkland Shooting Victim Joaquin Oliver Honored With 20-Hour Online Event Raising Awareness Against Gun Violence On His 20th BirthdayThe parents of Joaquin Oliver, who was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre are holding a 20-hour online event Tuesday to raise awareness against gun violence, marking what would have been Joaquin's 20th birthday.
Black Lives Matter Protest Held In ParklandThe parents of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting victim held a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday afternoon.