Florida Supreme Court

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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

The Florida Supreme Court ruled a state law banning loud car stero music as unconstitutional. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images)

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.

12/13/2012

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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.

10/18/2012

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

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