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  • Best for Palm Beach County Circuit Court: Ticktin and Goodman

    Palm Beach County is the 15th Judicial Circuit. Circuit Court judges are a rung above County Court judges and handle serious criminal cases including homicide, burglary and child abuse. They hear civil cases involving more than $15,000. The judges...
  • Gag order on doctors will do harm

    Gag order on doctors will do harm
    Displaying stunningly bad reasoning, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that because states traditionally adopt codes of conduct to regulate doctors, the Florida Legislature can threaten to impose a hefty fine and take away the medical...
  • Judge candidate slams elections chief Snipes, says he's contemplating legal action

    Judge candidate slams elections chief Snipes, says he's contemplating legal action
    A website snafu that resulted in an unknown number of people viewing, and possibly printing out, an incorrect sample ballot for the Aug. 26 primary and nonpartisan elections prompted a candidate for judge to condemn the county elections supervisor and...
  • Couples were handpicked for gay marriage suit

    Couples were handpicked for gay marriage suit
    The meeting at the Miami-Dade courthouse had not happened by chance. Six gay and lesbian couples did not suddenly decide, at the same moment in early January, to get marriage licenses even though same-sex marriages are illegal in Florida. And, until the...
  • Miami court rules in favor of gay marriage

    Miami court rules in favor of gay marriage
    The state's ban on gay marriage has been overturned — again. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel on Friday issued a ruling overturning the ban in the case of Pareto v. Ruvin. The ruling made gay marriage legal in Miami-Dade County for a brief...
  • Broward judge latest to strike down gay marriage ban

    Broward judge latest to strike down gay marriage ban
    Broward Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen on Monday became the third judge in less than a month to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. But just as in the previous two cases, actual marriages between gay and lesbian couples will have to wait....
  • State: Lauderhill group home must close

    State: Lauderhill group home must close
    The largest of Cannon Point's three remaining adult living facilities could be forced to close any day, but its battles with the city and state are far from over. The state Agency for Health Care Administration has refused to renew the license of the...
  • State seeks to stay same-sex marriage rulings

    State seeks to stay same-sex marriage rulings
    Florida's attorney general wants a freeze on appellate court rulings involving the legality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the question should be resolved by the nation's highest justices. Should State Attorney General Pam Bondi win a...
  • Cellphone records part of missing woman's case, prosecutor says

    Cellphone records part of missing woman's case, prosecutor says
    Cellphone records suggest that a missing Fort Lauderdale woman and her ex-boyfriend were in the same vicinity in the hours before she was last seen more than six weeks ago, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Trukita Scott, 24, was declared a missing...
  • Snipes changes course - primaries will be treated as closed

    Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes has changed course and is treating two contested local races as if they will be closed primaries for Democrats only. Lawyers are seeking to have the August primaries open to voters of all parties in two...
  • Judge opens county race to all voters

    Judge opens county race to all voters
    Thousands of voters in northern Broward will be able to help select their next county commissioner, after a Broward circuit judge Friday ordered the election primary open to all voters. Broward Circuit Court Judge Sandra Perlman threw out write-in...