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Medical Marijuana Has Enough Signatures For Ballot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The medical marijuana petition drive has enough signatures to make the 2014 ballot, and now it’s up to the state Supreme Court to give its approval. The proposed constitutional amendment surpassed […]


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Supreme Court Approves New Lethal Injection Procedure

The execution of a man who killed a prison guard while on death row for two other murders can go forward after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Florida’s new lethal injection procedure is effective.


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Supreme Court Rules Against Drunk Drivers

The Florida Supreme Court ruled against three suspected drunk drivers who were hoping to examine software used by a breath testing machine to defend themselves.


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Condemned Inmate Wants Execution To Go Forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The man scheduled to be executed Oct. 15 for murdering a woman who stopped at a payphone to call a friend doesn’t want his death sentence delayed. William Happ told a […]


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Fla. Court To Decide If Legislators Must Testify

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether state legislators must answer questions and turn over documents in a long-running political battle.


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Ex-Florida Supreme Court Justice Joins International Court

MIAMI (AP) — Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Rosemary Barkett is leaving a federal appeals bench to join an international claims tribunal based in The Hague, Netherlands. An official with the 11th U.S. Circuit […]

CBS Tampa–08/20/2013

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Court: Cops Can’t Stop Cars Because Of New Paint Job

A Florida appellate court says police cannot pull over a motorist just because the car has been repainted a different color.

CBS Tampa–12/22/2012

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Fla. Supreme Court Rules Loud Music Ban Unconstitutional

A state law making it illegal to blast loud music from a car stereo has been declared unconstitutional.


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Fla. Justices Rule Transit Employee Can’t Be Sued

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court says public employees don’t have to wait until lawsuits are resolved to appeal rulings that deny their claims of sovereign immunity.

CBS Tampa–11/15/2012

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)

Florida Supreme Court Vacates Killer’s Death Sentence

The Florida Supreme Court has vacated the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a woman in Lake County.