01, Mar 2015 - Ocala, FL Judge denies Bobby G's motion to toss lawsuit
A federal judge in South Florida has denied a motion by Bobby Genovese to dismiss a class-action suit alleging Genovese and others bilked investors through a "pump-and-dump" scheme.
17, Feb 2015 - Florida Supreme Court blocks execution of Orlando killer Jerry Correll
The Florida Supreme Court today stayed the execution of a death-row inmate who killed four people in Orlando in 1985.
09, Feb 2015 - Panama City, FL Teenager suspected in string of crimes agrees to return to home state of Kentucky
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The drama surrounding two teenage sweethearts on the run from the law ended quietly and unceremoniously in a Florida beach town.
22, Dec 2014 - Equality Florida urges clerks to issue gay-marriage licenses
TALLAHASSEE — With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages to start Jan. 6 in Florida, gay-rights groups Monday vowed continuing legal fights if county clerks do not issue marriage licenses.
29, Oct 2014 - Plantation, FL Is medical marijuana already legal in Florida? Two lawyers argue that it is.
By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Jacksonville law firm has created a firestorm in the already heated debate about whether Floridians should allow doctors to order medical marijuana for sick patients. Lawyer Ian Christensen and his colleague Christopher Ralph contend that a constitutional change isn’t necessary because current state law allows severely ill patients to grow and consume ...
28, Oct 2014 - Broward, FL Dead Man Walking's Sister Helen Prejean to Lead Anti-Death Penalty Event in Fort Lauderdale, No
An all-star lineup of local and national death penalty activists will convene at 6 pm, Saturday, November 8th at The Sanctuary Church in Fort Lauderdale to demand a repeal of Florida’s capital punishment law. Speakers include “Dead Man Walking” author Sister Helen Prejean, Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, Florida death row survivor Herman Lindsey, and many more. (PRWeb October 28 ...
15, Oct 2014 - Judge rejects Libertarian candidate plea in governor debate
A South Florida federal judge has rejected a lawsuit filed by Libertarian Party candidate Adrian Wyllie seeking to force his way into the next gubernatorial debate.
12, Oct 2014 - Federal judge asked to allow same-sex marriages in Florida
A federal judge is being asked to allow same-sex couples to marry in Florida in the wake of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a motion Tuesday with U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle. Hinkle previously ruled Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling until other cases around the country were resolved. The U.S ...
12, Oct 2014 - Panama City, FL Feds: Translator shortage an issue in Florida courts
In many Florida courtrooms, people with limited or no ability to understand English are on their own. The U.S. Justice Department says that's not fair.
12, Oct 2014 - Same-sex couples hopeful in SCOTUS ruling
Same-sex couples in Florida are waiting to see what happens in the Sunshine State after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to refuse to hear any more cases surrounding the legalization of gay marriages.
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme court decision could boost gay marriage in Florida
With the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in other states, gay-rights supporters said Monday they will ask a federal judge to follow suit in Florida.
12, Oct 2014 - Monroe, FL Florida man convicted of murder in retrial
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12, Oct 2014 - Ex-jail worker guilty in inmate sex abuse trial
SAN ANTONIO — A federal jury took a little over an hour Wednesday to convict an ex-kitchen worker at an immigration jail in Pearsall of sexually abusing an inmate. Juan Aguilar, 26, sobbed and hugged relatives shortly after learning he had been found guilty of sexual abuse of a ward for performing fellatio on the male inmate. The jail holds about 1,800 inmates and is privately run by Florida ...
12, Oct 2014 - Florida judge gets request to allow same-sex marriages
Attorneys for same-sex couples asked a federal judge Tuesday to move forward with ending Florida's ban on gay marriage. The post Florida judge gets request to allow same-sex marriages appeared first on Orlando Weekly Blogs .
12, Oct 2014 - Alachua, FL Turpentine magnate used jail inmates to get rich
MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) - The historic Baker County jail certainly was not seen as a refuge by most prisoners who spent time there. The simple brick structure - with its trap door in the kitchen ceiling meant for hangings - offered little relief from scalding Florida summers. For ...