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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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Nick Evans

Florida Supreme Court justices are considering allowing hundreds of thousands of ex-felons to vote. They heard arguments from Floridians For a Fair Democracy on a ballot initiative that would restore voting rights for residents who have completed their sentences.

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A strongly divided Florida Supreme Court upheld Florida’s ban on openly carrying firearms.

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A Florida State University law professor considered an authority on evidence rules predicts a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling will only sew confusion.

After railing against the Supreme Court’s rewrite of Republican redistricting plans, House Speaker Richard Corcoran is determined to strike back. But a  proposal for judicial term limits is getting off to a rocky start.

A new proposal would allow the state to keep laws the state Supreme Court rules are unconstitutional.

After an exhaustive study, the Florida Supreme Court is recommending the Legislature pay for a dozen new trial judges. But in a rare move, justices are also “decertifying” six county court judges.

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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
Florida Channel

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.
Nick Evans

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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