| 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:25 PM
With a broad smile on his face and huge relief in his heart, Joseph McGowan was formally cleared Friday of leaving the scene of an accident that killed a woman pedestrian on Interstate 595.
An appeals court threw out his 2012 conviction earlier this...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Pop star Justin Bieber has pleaded guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest in connection with a January arrest in Florida on suspicion of DUI, driving without a valid license and resisting arrest, according to court filings.
Bieber will serve no...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Two same-sex marriage lawsuits currently winding their way through the Third District Court of Appeals may soon be combined into one.
Circuit court judges in both Miami-Dade and Monroe counties have struck down Florida's same-sex marriage ban, but...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Randy W. Tundidor was following a lawyer's advice when he dismantled a gun that was used in the kidnapping of his landlord, Nova Southeastern University professor Joseph Morrissey, and Morrissey's wife in April 2010, a Broward judge was told Tuesday.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:52 AM
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....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 11:26 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:03 AM
The Christian Family Coalition, whose biggest recent cause has been fighting against lawsuits seeking to legalize gay marriage in Florida, is out with endorsements in three Broward judicial races.
In a statement Tuesday evening, the organization gave...