| Aug 14, 2014
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:16 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:17 AM
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....
| Aug 9, 2014
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...
| Aug 9, 2014
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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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...