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  • 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...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
  • Democrats, Republicans in Congress deadlocked on border crisis

    Democrats, Republicans in Congress deadlocked on border crisis
    Failing to agree on how to handle the crush of children on the Southwestern border, Congress has stalemated amid a fresh round of political brinkmanship that is likely to prolong the crisis and increase federal costs involved. Rather than compromise...
  • Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway

    Expansion of Adelanto immigrant detention center underway
    Southern California's largest immigration detention center is about to get bigger. The sprawling jail complex in this high desert town currently holds up to 1,300 men in federal immigration custody, many of whom spend months waiting for their cases to...
  • 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...
  • Broward judge overturns Florida's gay-marriage ban

    Broward judge overturns Florida's gay-marriage ban
    A state circuit judge in Broward County today made history, ordering the state of Florida to recognize gay marriages performed in another state. Circuit Judge Dale Cohen's ruling is the third in as many weeks by a Florida judge who has ruled that the...