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3 Floridians are charged in the death of a 3-year-old boy. (Getty Images)

Fla. Supreme Court Settles Lesbian Custody Battle

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child.

11/07/2013

File photo of the Florida A&M marching band. (credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

FAMU Hazing Defendants In Court For Status Hearing

Eight defendants who remain charged in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major are set to appear in court for a status hearing on their cases.

10/04/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Secret Surveillance Issue In Fla. Terror Case

Two brothers accused of plotting to detonate bombs in New York City are due in Miami federal court for a hearing on whether they have a right to see evidence from secret U.S. surveillance programs.

CBS Tampa–09/23/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial in Seminole circuit court on July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Expert: Zimmerman Was In Worse Shape Than Martin

A central Florida judge ruled Wednesday that Trayvon Martin’s cellphone text messages about fighting and a defense animation depicting the struggle between Martin and George Zimmerman won’t be introduced as evidence at Zimmerman’s trial.

07/10/2013

George Zimmerman (2nd from right) appears with his attorneys in Seminole circuit court (L-R) Mark O'Mara, Don West, and Lorna Truett on February 5, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Attorneys Short Of Moving To Next Round

After three days of trying to seat a jury, prosecutors and attorneys for George Zimmerman have interviewed two dozen potential jurors but are still a half-dozen short of being able to go into the next round of questioning.

CBS Tampa–06/13/2013

George Zimmerman watches during his hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse on Oct. 19, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Stephen M. Dowell-Pool/Getty Images)

Last Pretrial Hearing For Zimmerman

A Florida judge has denied a defense request to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentiality during George Zimmerman’s trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

06/06/2013

One of President Obama's nominees is Florida state judge Darrin Gayles, who would be the first openly gay black man to serve on the federal bench if confirmed by the Senate.  (credit: Thinkstock)

Court: Judge Should Apologize For Rude Behavior

The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed a trial judge’s discipline for “rude and intemperate behavior” that included screaming at attorneys and sentencing a defendant without his lawyer present.

03/14/2013

File photo of a makeshift Trayvon Martin memorial. (credit: Getty Images)

Attorneys For Trayvon Martin Shooter Back In Court

Attorneys for the man charged in the shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin are back in court seeking movement on a handful of pre-trial motions.

03/05/2013

George Zimmerman, center, sits during his bond hearing with his attorney Mark O'Mara, left, in a Seminole County courtroom on June 29, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

No Deposition For Lawyer In Trayvon Martin Case

Lawyers for neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will not be allowed to question an attorney for the parents of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, a judge said Friday.

02/22/2013

File photo of the Florida A&M marching band. (credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

FAMU Still Negotiating To End Hazing Lawsuit

Florida A&M University, which had a previous settlement offer rejected, is still trying to resolve a lawsuit filed by the family of a drum major who died following a hazing ritual.

02/22/2013

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