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  • Florida Supreme Court to rule on Plancher, UCF Athletic Association appeal

    Florida Supreme Court to rule on Plancher, UCF Athletic Association appeal
    The family of former UCF football player Ereck Plancher may still be able to collect millions in damages directly from the school's athletic department. The Florida Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider arguments in the ongoing litigation between...
  • Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks

    Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks
    TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday¬†with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
  • Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'

    Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'
    TALLAHASSEE – Former House Speaker Dean Cannon says he sanctioned a secret meeting between legislative employees and Republican operatives because he wanted the 2012 re-drawing of political boundaries to be above reproach. Cannon, a Winter Park...
  • Seminole judge makes Facebook post criticizing candidate running against her husband

    Seminole judge makes Facebook post criticizing candidate running against her husband
    Facebook has already gotten one Seminole County judge in hot water. Now it's at the center of another dispute, this time with a different Sanford judge, one just fined $25,000 for unethical behavior. Seminole County Judge Debra Krause last week urged...
  • Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial

    Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial
    TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps. Leon...
  • Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action

    Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action
    TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back...
  • Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month

    Wasserman Schultz, Hastings mark June as lesbian, gay pride month
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, are marking June as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender pride month. From Wasserman Schultz: This June, we...
  • Live blog: County elections case back in court

    We're back in court in the ongoing saga of whether the Broward County District 2 County Commission race will be open to voters of all parties, or just Democrats. I'm live-blogging this morning's emergency hearing, filing in reverse chronological order....
  • Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail

    Same-sex marriage is issue in Florida courts and on campaign trail
    Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is under attack in multiple courtrooms, a fight that's spilling out onto the 2014 campaign trail. Advocates of same-sex marriage are convinced it's a matter of when — not if — gay marriage becomes legal...
  • Broward Judge Rosenthal 'won't speak' about pending DUI

    Broward Judge Rosenthal 'won't speak' about pending DUI
    After repeatedly saying she “cannot” talk about her pending DUI charge, Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal eventually conceded to the Sun Sentinel’s editorial board Tuesday that she “won’t speak” about it. Since her...
  • Bogen: I'm not trying to recover my $240k

    Broward County Commission candidate Mark Bogen said it in absolute terms: "I have no absolutely no intention of getting my loans paid back.'' The rumor mill has been buzzing that Bogen wants his District 2 race decided in a closed August primary, so...