| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:24 PM
An appeals court Friday ordered Florida and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office to return several million dollars and a yacht to a convicted Oklahoma gambling software producer, saying they were improperly seized following raid on a chain of Internet...
| 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
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 7, 2014
| 1:17 PM
State Legislators headed back to Tallahassee for a special session today in order to redraw U.S. congressional districts. The state Legislature's district map was found to violate Florida's fair districts amendments.
One big downside for most...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Don’t look for gambling to be a hot topic in Florida’s race for governor.
Charlie Crist visited the SunSentinel’s Editorial Board on Tuesday, and our staff was able to squeeze in a question or two about gambling.
Crist said about the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The Democrats hoping to become Florida’s next attorney general would drop the state’s defense of the ban on same-sex marriage.
If George Sheldon or Perry Thurston is elected attorney general and stops legal efforts to uphold the ban on same-...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:20 PM
MIAMI It's a Catch-22 for a lesbian who wants to get married to her new partner.
Heather Brassner's spouse cheated on her four years ago and then disappeared, she said. Now, Brassner is legally stuck in a 2002 Vermont civil union because Florida is...
| Aug 2, 2014
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi must prefer what she considers a winning political case with social conservatives to a losing legal case with judges. Nothing else explains her appeal of court decisions in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties that struck down...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 7:59 PM
They've won the first two battles to make gay marriage legal in Florida. Now the state's largest LGBT civil rights organization has its next target in sight — a bill banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
"Being able to get...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Pam Bondi came face to face with victims of human trafficking during a trip to Mexico City with four other state attorneys general months ago.
They went there to meet with officials on a variety of topics, but Florida's attorney general was focused on...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 5:04 PM
A Miami-Dade judge on Friday overturned Florida's gay marriage ban, the second judge in as many weeks to make that historic ruling.
In a 36-page ruling filled with soaring language, Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel concluded that the ban, added to Florida's...