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Florida House Passes Juvenile Sentencing Bill

The Florida House has passed a bill that re-works mandatory life sentences for juveniles, bringing state law closer to the United States Supreme Court ruling banning such sentences.

04/01/2014

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Supreme Court Says Immigrants Can’t Get Law License

The Florida Supreme Court says the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.

CBS Tampa–03/06/2014

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Alito: ‘There Is A Reason Why The Constitution Gives Federal Judges Life Tenure’

The U.S. Supreme Court should never concern itself with popularity and must remain above the fray when there is strong public reaction to its rulings, Justice Samuel Alito said Monday in a luncheon speech.

CBS Tampa–02/04/2014

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Supreme Court OKs Medical Marijuana For Ballot

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida measure that would allow the use of medical marijuana has cleared its final hurdle and will be on the November ballot. The state Supreme Court on Monday approved the […]

CBS Tampa–01/27/2014

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Medical Marijuana Has Enough Signatures For Ballot

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.

01/24/2014

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Medical Marijuana Supporters Claim Victory

Medical marijuana supporters say they have collected enough signatures to make the 2014 ballot.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

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Medical Marijuana Question Before Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to allow marijuana use for medical reasons should be on the ballot next year.

12/05/2013

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Court OKs $35M Award For Fla. Smoker’s Widow

An appeals court has upheld a jury’s verdict awarding $35 million in damages to the widow of a longtime smoker who died in 1996 of lung cancer.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proposed expanding the state's Medicaid program to more than 900,000 more people.(Photo credit -SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida’s Rick Scott Becomes 7th Republican Governor To Propose Federal Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Rick Scott announced plans Wednesday to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 900,000 more people under the federal health overhaul, a surprise decision from the vocal critic of President Barack Obama’s plan.

02/20/2013

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GOP Rep. To Florida Voters: ‘Your Vote Was Not In Vain’

The country’s largest swing state shunned the national spotlight Tuesday night, stubbornly holding on to its 29 electoral votes as Republican Mitt Romney conceded and President Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech.

11/08/2012

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