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  • 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...
  • Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting

    Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting
    An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.  Ryan N. Fingers, 16, of the 500 block of North Root Street, pleaded guilty to...
  • A shroud of secrecy around executions: Is this the American way?

    A shroud of secrecy around executions: Is this the American way?
    So what should a state do when its executions run into trouble? If you’re Ohio, apparently you try to cloak the process in secrecy. Ohio – like Missouri, Oklahoma and a few other states – has had trouble killing people. Among the...
  • 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...
  • Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it

    Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it
    TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...
  • 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....
  • Man gets probation for role in Aurora murder case

    Man gets probation for role in Aurora murder case
    An Oswego man accused of helping his friend dispose of a murder victim pleaded guilty today to attempted obstruction of justice, according to Kane County prosecutors.  In a negotiated plea, Jose M. Becerra, 22, was sentenced to a term of probation on...
  • 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...
  • Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map

    Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps. Instead, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said...
  • After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances

    After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances
    TALLAHASSEE -- Following a lawsuit challenging a Florida law that lets politicians shield their investments from the public, Gov. Rick Scott and his main Democratic challenger both released financial records Monday detailing their investments and net...
  • Appeals court overturns itself in Data Targeting redistricting records fight

    Appeals court overturns itself in Data Targeting redistricting records fight
    TALLAHASSEE -- In an unusual move, a full panel of appeals judges has overruled a previous decision allowing a Republican political consultant to shield records related to a high-stakes redistricting lawsuit from public disclosure. The unusual 5-4...