Battle Continues Over Doctor-Patient Gun LawRaising concerns about First Amendment rights and public health, opponents of a controversial Florida law aimed at restricting doctors from asking questions about patients' gun ownership have asked a full federal appeals court to take up the issu
Court Upholds 25 Year Minimum In Juvenile CaseAs judges continue to grapple with landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions about juvenile sentencing, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a minimum 25-year sentence for an inmate convicted of committing attempted murder when he was 17.
State Ends Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case Florida dismissed an appeal in a legal battle over same-sex marriage, three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry.
Key West Celebrates Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage RulingSeveral hundred people celebrated in Key West Friday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.
Lingering Issues Raise Possibility Of Another SessionOfficially, as of Tuesday, there will be 85 days left until the Legislature returns to the Capitol for committee meetings and 203 days left until the 2016 legislative session begins. But even as a special session to deal with the state budget finally came to an end Friday, there were questions about whether another session might become necessary this year.
Texas, Kansas To Back Florida Lawsuit Against Obama AdministrationFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is getting support from governors in Kansas and Texas in his fight against the Obama administration to free billions of federal hospital dollars even if the states don't expand Medicaid.
Florida Couple To Fight In Washington For Marriage EqualityOn Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether same sex couples have the constitutional Right to marry in all 50 states.
Florida Agrees To End Lawsuit Over State Worker Drug Tests The legal battle over the drug testing of state workers has come to end.
Supreme Court Decision Reopens Juvenile SentencesFlorida inmates serving life sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles should be resentenced under guidelines that went into effect last year, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday.
Florida Supreme Court Orders New Sentences In Juvenile CasesFlorida's Supreme Court has ordered re-sentencing hearings for four people convicted of felonies they had committed while they were juveniles.
Florida Drops Appeals In Scott Welfare Drug Testing CaseFlorida Governor Rick Scott dropped appeals meant to push for a law that would have required welfare applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.
Justices Halt Execution Amid Questions About Lethal Injection DrugFlorida's Supreme Court on Tuesday halted the February 26th execution of a convicted killer until the U.S. Supreme Court can rule on a lethal injection drug.
Judge Rejects Arguments In Lethal Injection FightAs the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a lethal-injection drug, an Orange County circuit judge Monday rejected a Death Row inmate's attempt to block a planned Feb. 26 execution.
Judge To Rule On Resentencing For Teen Rapist, MurdererA South Florida judge will wait until Friday to decide whether a man sentenced to life in prison without parole when he was 14, will be given a lighter sentence.
Florida Executes Ringleader Of 1993 Panhandle Rape, MurderThe ringleader of a 1993 home-invasion robbery that ended with the murder of a Pensacola banker and the rape of the banker's wife, was executed by the state on Thursday.