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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 Judge Skeptical Of Prison Privatization

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is raising questions about whether it was legal for the state to move ahead with a plan to privatize nearly 3,000 jobs in the state’s prisons. Circuit Judge […]

CBS Tampa–11/19/2012

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Outspoken Fla. Judge Accused Of Ethics Violations

An outspoken Palm Beach County judge is in hot water with the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission over his comments from the bench, in written orders and public appearances.

10/31/2012

An election worker writes a name on the voter roll at a polling place. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Judge Won’t Halt Slimmer Fla. Voter Purge

A South Florida federal judge has refused to halt the state’s attempt to purge a handful of potentially ineligible voters from the rolls.

10/04/2012

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Phillip Phillips Picks “Idol”s Perfect Steven Tyler Replacement

Tyler was a big fan of Phillips, predicting both his win and a career as an actor for the vulnerable Georgia native. But trying to choose the perfect replacement for Tyler wasn’t an easy task for Phillips.

08/08/2012

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Supreme Court hearing arguments over Fla. drug law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of the state’s drug law.

CBS Tampa–12/06/2011

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