Gay Marriage Another Win In Legal Career Fighting Status QuoBill Sheppard and his wife Betsy White spent seven hours on the road Saturday to watch their clients tie the knot at a small, poolside ceremony in the rural Panhandle community of Chipley.
State Gets Win In Tax Dispute With Seminole TribeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.
Ex-NY Gov. Mario Cuomo, Famed For Oratory, Dies At 82Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo has died at age 82.
Judge Orders State Response On Same-Sex Marriage LicensesA federal judge Wednesday ordered the state to respond by Monday in an increasingly heated legal debate about whether county clerks should begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Jan. 6.
Florida Clerks Won't Give Gays Marriage LicensesAn Associated Press survey has revealed most of Florida's 67 clerks of court don't plan to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on January 6th.
Clerks Group Defends Legal Stance On Gay MarriageA group representing Florida's court clerks said on Tuesday that counties statewide should not start issuing marriage licenses January 6th to same-sex couples.
Legal Fights Loom Over Same Sex Marriage LicensesWith the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages to start January 6th, 2015 in Florida, gay-rights groups Monday vowed continuing legal fights if county clerks do not issue marriage licenses.
Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug TestingWith more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.
Clerks Advised To Say 'No' To Gay Marriage, For Now Amid a court's ruling declaring Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, clerks are being advised to say no to gay marriage for now.
Taxpayer Tab Mounts In Welfare Drug-Test Legal FightTaxpayers are on the hook for at least $307,000 --- and perhaps much more --- to cover legal expenses in Gov. Rick Scott's repeated failed efforts to convince courts that a onetime campaign pledge to drug-test welfare recipients is constitutional.
Appeals Court Denies To Stop Florida Same Sex MarriagesSame sex marriage is one step closer to becoming reality in Florida.
GOP Consultants Want To Delay Release Of DocumentsA series of emails and documents could expose the role that Republican consultants played in drawing new congressional districts. But a Gainesville-based political consultant doesn’t want to take that chance and asked the Florida Supreme Court Tuesday to delay the release of the documents.
Man Executed For Wife, Stepdaughter's SlayingA Florida man convicted of killing his wife and 10-year old stepdaughter in 1992 was executed Thursday evening.
Supreme Court Ponders Life Sentences For JuvenilesFlorida Supreme Court judges heard arguments on Thursday in the debate over sentencing juveniles who have been convicted of first-degree murder.
US Judge Won't Lift Stay In Florida Gay MarriageA Florida Federal Judge says he will not lift a stay of his ruling in connection to a lawsuit that challenges the state's ban on same-sex marriage.