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Former Prosecutor Helps Teen Who Was Given Life Sentence Win Release

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 11.22.2015 | Crime

A Florida man who was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 17 for murder has been released after serving about 20 years behind bars. An Orange C...

8 Hurdles to a Proposed Constitutional Amendment for Solar Choice in Florida

Jim Pierobon | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Jim Pierobon

A sea-change is brewing in Florida and it's shaping up to be the most closely watched 2016 referendum on any state's election ballot. Given that Florida harbors the most potential for solar in any state east of the Mississippi River and is the country's largest underperforming solar market, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Florida Supreme Court Weighs Medical Marijuana Proposal

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec 5 (Reuters) - Florida's Supreme Court justices raised concerns on Thursday at a hearing on a ...

Tobacco Company Loses $37.5 Million Battle Over Lung Cancer Victim

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

A South Florida jury this week found the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company partially responsible for the death of smoker Laura Grossman, who in 1995 died ...

'Judges Do Not Have The Unfettered Social Freedom Of Teenagers'

Sun Sentinel | Lisa J. Huriash | Posted 04.07.2013 | Miami

A Broward criminal case could set the stage for state law that will dictate who a judge can "friend" on Facebook. Stemming from a defendant who argue...

Florida Supreme Court: Unleash The Bass!

Posted 12.15.2012 | Miami

In Miami, we like the cars that go boom -- and, apparently, so does the Florida Supreme Court. Thursday the Sunshine State's highest court unanimou...

Sniffing Out Justice -- But Is it Legal?

Diane Dimond | Posted 01.15.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Can a dog violate your constitutional rights? The high court recently agreed to hear two separate cases from Florida in which police dogs, trained to sniff out illegal drugs, alerted their human handlers to the presence of drugs.

Judge Stays Execution Of Mentally Ill Mass Killer

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A federal judge on Saturday granted a stay of execution for a convicted mass killer in Florida, who is mentally ill and was scheduled to be p...

Florida Conservatives Launch Attack On Controversial New Target

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Miami

* 3 justices targeted by state Republican Party * Americans for Prosperity ad criticizes high court By Michael Peltier ...

Undocumented Law Student May Be Able To Practice

Posted 05.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Sergio Garcia graduated from California State University in Chico and works as paralegal. He passed the California State Bar exam in July 2009. A...

Rick Scott Denied Chance To Reshuffle Florida Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) almost got the opportunity to replace three state Supreme Court justices, thanks to a near-hiccup with election paperwork....

Electoral Re-districting In Florida Could Shake Incumbents Loose

Mike Lapointe | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Mike Lapointe

It's Florida's turn for re-districting, and developments in Tallahassee since 2010 have put the state squarely in the national spotlight. What's at stake in Florida today goes to the very core of the electoral process - and democratic accountability itself.

Former Supreme Court Justice Blasts Bush Over 2000 Election

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens writes in his new memoir, Five Chiefs, that the George W. Bush campaign's 2000 appeal to the United Sta...