28, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court Could Upend Judicial Campaign Laws
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case that could undo state laws around the country that limit judicial candidates from asking potential donors for campaign contributions. The Florida case, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, stems from a 6-year-old ethics violation in a county court race that predated the high court’s…
28, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court takes up marriage
Photos: Same-sex marriage in the U.S. 31 photos Newlyweds Jeff Delmay and Todd Delmay hug during a marriage ceremony in a Miami courtroom on Monday, January 5. Florida began allowing same-sex marriages after a judge -- following similar rulings across the nation -- struck down the state's old law banning such unions.
28, Jan 2015 - Lawyer for Prince Andrew 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts was given 50 years' jail
Flamboyant and utterly crooked Florida attorney Scott W. Rothstein once represented the woman who claims she was abused by the prince when she was an underage 'sex slave'.
28, Jan 2015 - Palm Beach, FL Clarification expected on issuance of Fla. same-sex marriage licenses
Same-sex couples throughout Florida should know by late Monday whether they'll be able to get a marriage license beginning Jan. 6. A federal judge previously ruled that the state's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court also refused to extend a stay on the ruling. The question now turns to whether county clerks in Florida must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples ...
27, Jan 2015 - Despite dismantled chapel, 1 couple marries inside Duval County Courthouse
Just over eight hours after Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended, two men who said they have been together for 27 years became the first same-sex couple to legally wed in northeast Florida.
27, Jan 2015 - Duval, FL Federal judge's ruling makes Florida the 36th state where gay marriage is legal
On Tuesday, Florida is poised to become the 36th state where same-sex couples can legally marry.
27, Jan 2015 - Prince Andrew's Underage Sex Accuser Requests Interview With the Royal Under Oath -- New Court
Not the most royal request. Virginia Roberts , the Florida woman who alleges she was forced to have underage sexual relations with the Duke of York when she was 17, is coming at the royal once more.
27, Jan 2015 - Flagler, FL Lawyer for Irmo doctor questions whether abandoned dog should have been released from shelter
The lawyer for an Irmo doctor under fire for abandoning his dog in Florida questioned Wednesday whether the animal should have been released from the adopting shelter, since the dog… Click to Continue »
27, Jan 2015 - Delray Beach, FL Florida becomes 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage
Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are legal.
27, Jan 2015 - Tampa, FL Couples crowd Florida courthouses on first day of legal same-sex marriage
Clerks of court across the Tampa Bay area spent the day issuing marriage licenses and performing ceremonies. The Hillsborough County's Clerk's office opened at 8 a.m. to a line of people; later, Clerk of Court Pat Frank held a mass ceremony outside on the courthouse square.
27, Jan 2015 - Columbia, FL Florida man pleads guilty to selling unapproved drugs
A Florida man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs not approved for human consumption for bodybuilding. Sixty-five-year-old Gregory Tamborello of Lutz, Florida, pleaded guilty to selling misbranded drugs in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland.
27, Jan 2015 - Duval, FL Federal judge's ruling makes Florida the 36th state where gay marriage is legal (+video)
US District Judge Robert Hinkle issued a clarifying order on New Year's Day that all of Florida’s county clerks have a legal duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples seeking to wed. The couples can wed as soon as Tuesday.
27, Jan 2015 - Kentucky Leads In First Day Of Big Blue Slam
Kentucky led the Big Blue Slam on its first day. Solid Blue fans go up against Florida in the annual contest help build the local blood supply. Organizers said Kentucky led by two, 309- 307. “It just doesn’t get much closer than this,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment. “We had a good first day, but so did Florida. We hope to see many ...
27, Jan 2015 - Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles T. Canady Offers Advice on Voting
Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles T. Canady, a former appellate judge, state legislator, congressman and gubernatorial counsel.
27, Jan 2015 - Baker, FL New Prisons Chief Wants More Money, Oversight
Florida's new prison chief is asking for more money and more oversight. All this two weeks after taking the helm of Florida Department of Corrections.
27, Jan 2015 - Inmate shows no obvious distress in Oklahoma execution
In its first lethal injection since a botched one last spring, Oklahoma executed a convicted killer with a three-drug method also used by Florida for an execution the same night.
27, Jan 2015 - South Florida brothers' terrorism, attempted murder trial set for June
Two Broward County brothers accused of planning a terrorist attack in New York City and assaulting two deputy U.S. Marshals while in custody are scheduled to go to trial June 1.
27, Jan 2015 - High court should keep that paper wall between judges and money
So this local lawyer who got in hot water with the Florida Bar while running for judge now has the ear of the highest court in the land.
27, Jan 2015 - Judge To Rule On Resentencing For Teen Rapist, Murderer
A South Florida judge will wait until Friday to decide whether a man sentenced to life in prison without parole when he was 14, will be given a lighter sentence.
27, Jan 2015 - Kentucky teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida
Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday. Eighteen-year-old Dalton Hayes and his 13-year-old girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, were arrested without incident about 12:10 a.m. Sunday in Panama City Beach, according to authorities in both states. The two had ...
27, Jan 2015 - Tampa, FL The First Amendment and campaign solicitations: In Plain English
In 2009, Lanell Williams-Yulee sent out a letter announcing that she was running for county court judge in Hillsborough County, Florida. The letter from the Tampa lawyer, which was also posted on her campaign website, asked for contributions of as much as five hundred dollars to fund her campaign. As fundraising appeals go, the mass […]
27, Jan 2015 - Orlando, FL Federal judge orders Florida clerks to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Gay and lesbian couples in Florida can get marriage licenses on Jan. 6 — ending a long, litigious battle that included almost a dozen lawsuits, most of which are still before appeals courts.
27, Jan 2015 - Tampa, FL High court debates Tampa case on judicial donations
Although Florida judicial candidates are not allowed to directly ask for campaign contributions, they are permitted to write thank-you notes to their donors.
27, Jan 2015 - Tampa, FL Judge: All Florida County Clerks can issue same-sex marriage licenses
A judge has ruled that Florida counties can issue wedding licenses to all same-sex couples who want them. Judge Robert Hinkle issued the ruling Thursday afternoon.
27, Jan 2015 - Tampa, FL After long fight, same-sex couples marry across Bay area, Florida
Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerk
27, Jan 2015 - Florida sports betting consultant pleads not guilty
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Florida sports betting consultant pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he threatened a Wisconsin customer into giving him more than $25 million. Adam Meyer, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, appeared with his attorney in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee. Meyer's trial was set for ...
27, Jan 2015 - Florida Catholics plan prayer vigils with hope of blocking execution
Catholics statewide want a murderer's sentence commuted to life in prison.
27, Jan 2015 - Judge Hinkle says all 67 counties may issue marriage licenses to gay couples
A judge says clerks in all 67 Florida counties may issue licenses to same-sex couples.
27, Jan 2015 - Orlando, FL Judge clears Orange County clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida judge Wednesday cleared the way for Orange County Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell to issue marriage licenses next week to same-sex couples.