Leon County Public Defender Andy Thomas

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A national campaign successfully placed Marsy’s Law on the books in Florida last year. The amendment put a crime victim bill of rights in the state Constitution. When the measure took effect in January, supporters argued it was self-implementing. But eight months later, there’s still no consensus on the amendment’s vague language. It even pits parts of the state constitution against each other.

James Clarke Ash

The Second Judicial Circuit’s first ever driver’s license restoration clinic attracted hundreds of Big Bend motorists Friday to the Leon County Courthouse Annex on Thomasville Road. The experiment sparked some frustration and wasn’t without its critics, but community activists are lauding the effort.