Florida Supreme Court

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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

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.


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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.


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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.


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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



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