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  • Keep divisive politics out of review of 'stand your ground'

    "A person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony."
  • Rod Smith: On the French Republic, and GOP judicial politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith says he fielded calls from lawyers and fellow D's urging him to step into the Supreme Court judicial merit fight this fall. Sure it's convenient given the other races on his plate, but theĀ ...

    Florida Dems attacking Dorworth among Republican voters; Dorworth pumps another $65K into TV advertising

     
    The Florida Democratic Party this week dropped an aggressive mailer attacking state Rep. Chris Dorworth, the Lake Mary Republican tentatively in line to become House speaker who may be in a tighter-than-expected race for re-election. The mailer –...

    Dem House leader Thurston ratchets up politics of ‘non-political’ merit retention issue

     
    UPDATES WITH DEAN CANNON RESPONSE A week ago, Florida Democratic Party chair Rod Smith said his organization would not involve itself in the increasingly partisan fight over the merit retention of three Supreme Court justices. His comments came in the...

    The most important legislative races in Florida

     
    With early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida™. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: This battle between two incumbents,...