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A state lawmaker has refiled his bill relating to Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.

Justice James E.C. Perry
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Florida Governor Rick Scott is mulling three names to replace outgoing state Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry.  The nominees are three conservative jurists from the Orlando area.

Ninth District circuit judge Alice Blackwell
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U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia may be dead, but his legacy is alive and well among those hoping for a seat on Florida’s Supreme Court.  With a vacancy opening up next year, nominees are touting their adherence to Scalia’s brand of constitutional originalism.

Nick Evans

The Florida Supreme Court has blocked the death penalty for two men convicted of murder. 

Justice James E.C. Perry
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Florida’s judicial nominating commission is moving forward with all eleven applicants to replace state Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry.

Advocates are urging Governor Rick Scott to consider Florida’s growing Hispanic and African American population as he prepares to appoint a new Supreme Court justice.

Nick Evans

Warrantless searches are on the docket for the Florida Supreme Court.  Some justices seem skeptical of the state’s argument in favor of allowing police entry. 

Outgoing Justice James Perry is voicing opposition to the death penalty.
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The Florida Supreme Court is considering more cases thrown into doubt by a US Supreme Court ruling earlier this year.  Nick Evans reports.

Florida Supreme Court Justice James Perry, only the fourth African American to serve on the state’s highest court, is retiring in December.

A high-stakes battle between the Legislature and the Florida Bar over standards for expert witnesses now rests with the Florida Supreme Court.

Lawyers for a Kissimmee Planned Parenthood facility generated sharp exchanges Wednesday as they tried to convince the Florida Supreme Court to lift a “temporary” injunction against abortions.

The Florida Supreme Court has decided it won’t hear a Tampa couple’s lawsuit over faulty Chinese-manufactured drywall.

The Florida Supreme Court may soon decide whether the dulcet tones of the 60s-era Turtles and 21st Century digital radio can live “Happy Together.”

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Questions about the constitutionality of alcohol tests are being raised on a state and national level. The Florida Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments in a case from Volusia County about the state's Refusal to Submit law.

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Today, the Florida Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments regarding the U.S. Constitution and breath tests.

In October 2013, an officer pulled over William Williams in Volusia County for suspected driving under the influence. When he refused to take a breath test, Williams was arrested.

Nick Evans

The Florida Supreme Court took up arguments Thursday in a double murder case from 2004.  The Court is considering whether to grant a new trial.


Former and current members of the Florida Supreme Court gathered together this week to remember Leander Shaw, the high court’s first black chief justice.

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Florida’s appellate and Supreme Court magistrates could be subject to term limits under a plan by the Florida House. Supporters of the bill, including the chamber’s conservative leaders, say judges were never meant to have lifetime appointments to the bench.


The Florida Supreme Court’s first African American Chief Justice has died.

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A Florida man convicted of killing four people, including his own daughter, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday. Jerry Correll’s execution had been delayed for months.

Florida Chief Justice Labarga Creates New Award For Judges

Jul 17, 2015
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Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga has created a new award to recognize judicial excellence. The first recipient is getting kudos for his efforts to change the court's treatment of mentally ill offenders.

Congressional Redistricting: Take Three

Jul 10, 2015
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A special legislative session will be in the works again after Thursday’s congressional map redistricting decision by the Florida Supreme Court. The resulting outcomes of changing the gerrymandered maps for the second time – could affect Florida’s current congressional districts in a big way.

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The state’s court system will be a top priority next year in Florida’s criminal justice budget. That’s what a group of Florida lawmakers have vowed to do.

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The Florida Supreme Court is trying to determine whether forty Sarasota landowners should be compensated for land seized by the federal government.

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Florida Supreme Court Justices are weighing the appeal of a death row inmate convicted of killing a north Florida correctional officer a few years ago.