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Plaintiffs in a lawsuit are asking the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a lower court’s ruling that struck three amendments from the ballot.

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The League of Women Voters of Florida is suing Governor Rick Scott over the appointment of new state supreme court justices. 

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Governor Rick Scott’s decision to start the process of appointing new Florida Supreme Court justices has ignited a looming constitutional crisis.  At the center of the issue: who—the outgoing or incoming governor—has the ability to make those appointments.

Attorney General candidates, Republican Ashley Moody and Democrat Sean Shaw
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After winning their Primaries, two Tampa natives will now face off in November in the race for Florida’s top cop. Florida could either get its first black Attorney General or its second female Attorney General.

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A Leon County Circuit Judge will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit attempting to remove six constitutional amendments from the ballot in November. 

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After much debate and controversy, Florida State University will change one building’s name, keep another building’s name as is and relocate a founder’s statue.

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Urban Tallahassee

A Constitution Revision Commission proposal to extend the retirement age of Florida’s Supreme Court justices from 70 to 75 is moving forward, and may soon be in front of voters. Commissioner Darryl Rouson says he trusts the move won’t negatively affect diversity in the position.

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The Florida Supreme Court is blocking a request that a justice recuse herself from a high profile case. A day after the League of Women Voters countered accusations that Justice Barbara Pariente was politicking from the bench, the state's highest court has agreed: there's no there there.

Nick Evans

A few words among Florida supreme court justices mumbled on a hot mic, has the governor looking for answers.  The exchange came at the end of a high profile hearing over who will name three upcoming vacancies on the Supreme Court bench.

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The gubernatorial field is widening as the state Supreme Court is wrestling with the question of when the eventual winner’s nominating powers take effect.  The court’s next move could have major repercussions for the bench.

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As both sides of the Stand Your Ground issue weigh in, what impact could a Florida judge calling legislative changes to the state’s Stand Your Ground law unconstitutional have statewide?

Group Of Lawyers Backing Challenge To Anti-Hazing Law

Jun 23, 2017
FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died due to injuries sustained in a hazing ritual. His family is suing FAMU.
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A statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys wants to support a former Florida A&M University band member in his challenge to the constitutionality of a state anti-hazing law.

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The Florida League of Women Voters is asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a decades-old legal dispute: when a justice’s term ends at the same time as the sitting governor, who appoints a replacement? 

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The Florida Supreme Court has struck down a controversial law capping pain and suffering damage awards in medical malpractice cases.

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A dire lack of funding for low cost legal services in Florida is spurring one man to run six marathons, back to back. Attorney Michael Freed is raising funds and awareness for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. He says since the Great Recession, the need for assistance has risen while funding continues to slip.

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The Florida Supreme Court is siding with local government in a high-stakes test of the sweeping property rights law known as the Bert Harris Act.

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The Florida Supreme Court will weigh in on red light cameras after the Legislature decided not to pull the plug.

Florida judges can’t use videoconferencing to involuntarily commit the mentally ill, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The seven-member Florida Supreme  Court poses for a photo in the courtroom.
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The Florida Supreme Court has reversed the murder convictions of Ralph Wright Jr. Wright had been convicted of the 2007 murder of a Pinellas County woman and her son.

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Chief Justice Jorge Labarga is honoring several Big Bend area judges and attorneys for their service to poor and low-income Floridians, which has become his legacy issue. 

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The Florida Supreme Court has approved language for a voting restoration ballot initiative. It could give felons back the right to vote after completing their sentences.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran.
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Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is praising the state’s Supreme Court after it formally barred retired judges from weighing in on cases after new justices are appointed.

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Florida’s Supreme Court marked the official installment of Justice Alan Lawson on Wednesday. The ceremony gave a rare glimpse into the most cloistered of our branches of government.

Nick Evans

The Florida House seems intent on bringing the state supreme court down a few pegs after a series of stinging courtroom defeats.  The saber-rattling intensified last week as lawmakers approved new reporting requirements.

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Urban Tallahassee

House lawmakers got an earful this week on proposed workers' compensation measures. Business groups and health care advocates complain the draft legislation doesn’t do enough to address attorney fees, premium costs, physician fees and patient choice.

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