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An illegal immigrant is up for approval to become a lawyer in Florida. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Debating If Illegal Immigrant Can Be Florida Lawyer

The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about whether an illegal immigrant can be granted a law license.

10/02/2012

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Fla. Justices Asked To Resolve Juvenile Sentences For Shimeek Grindine Case

The Florida Supreme Court is being asked to decide the constitutionality of a 14-year-old’s 70-year prison sentence for attempted first-degree murder.

CBS Tampa–05/29/2012

Robert Waterhouse execution will go ahead tonight.  (Photo Credit: Florida Department of Corrections)

Waterhouse Set to Die For Slaying of St. Pete Woman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer who has lived on Florida’s death row for more than three decades is scheduled to die by lethal injection this week for killing a St. Petersburg mother — but like many executions, why he is being killed now and why it didn’t happen years ago are both something of a mystery.

CBS Tampa–02/12/2012

Robert Waterhouse execution will go ahead tonight.  (Photo Credit: Florida Department of Corrections)

Waterhouse Denied Appeal Of Death Sentence

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of raping and murdering a woman 32 years ago in St. Petersburg lost a bid Wednesday for a stay of his execution that’s scheduled for next week.

CBS Tampa–02/09/2012

Robert Waterhouse execution will go ahead tonight.  (Photo Credit: Florida Department of Corrections)

St. Petersburg Man on Death Row Has Case Reviewed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a man set to be executed next week told the Florida Supreme Court Tuesday that newly discovered evidence should spare his client from the death penalty.

CBS Tampa–02/07/2012

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1980 St. Petersburg Rapist On Death Row Argues For Reversal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a man set to be executed next week will appear before the Florida Supreme Court to argue for a reversal. Robert Waterhouse’s lawyers will present his case Tuesday. The […]

02/07/2012

An appellate court has denied a request from Florida's attorney general's foreclosure probe. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Court Complicates Attorney General’s Foreclosure Probe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court has denied a request from Florida’s attorney general to allow further appeal of a decision that could have helped the state continue investigating fraudulent foreclosures.

CBS Tampa–02/03/2012

Tractor Plowing a field. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Owners of Farm Tractors Liable in Accident Cases

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has clarified a point of tort law unique to the state by ruling that a farm tractor is a “dangerous instrumentality.”

CBS Tampa–01/19/2012

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Former Lesbian Partners Both given Parental Rights

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appellate court says two former lesbian partners both have parental rights to a daughter who was born with one mother donating the egg and the other mother giving birth to the baby.

CBS Tampa–12/30/2011

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