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Bondi Says No, We Can't Keep Jane Doe's Name Private

May 7, 2018 - 4:45pm
Pam Bondi and Marion Hammer

Dismissing the potential danger feared by a 19-year-old who wants to join a legal challenge filed by the National Rifle Association, lawyers for Attorney General Pam Bondi asked a federal judge to deny a request to keep the young woman’s identity private because they said her desire for anonymity was not justified.

Woman Seeks to Keep Anonymity in NRA Lawsuit

May 1, 2018 - 6:00am

Saying she fears for her safety, a young woman who wants to join the National Rifle Association’s challenge to a new Florida law that made it illegal to sell guns to anyone under age 21 is asking a federal court to keep her identity secret.

Weekly Roundup: Looking to November

April 27, 2018 - 6:15pm

For years, the Sunshine State has been a regular stop on the circuit for Al Sharpton, affectionately known as “the Reverend Al” to his supporters.

The MSNBC talk-show host was one of a number of national civil-rights leaders who flooded the state Capitol during the prolonged 2000 Bush v. Gore recount.

Al Sharpton: 'We Are Going to Turn on the Light in the Sunshine State'

April 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Al Sharpton Rallies in Tally Thursday

A day after a stinging defeat handed down by an appeals court, ministers and civil rights leaders --- including national talk-show host Al Sharpton --- rallied Thursday at the state Capitol to rev up support for a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would automatically restore voting rights for most Florida felons.

Legislative Leaders Fold on Gambling Talks

April 26, 2018 - 6:00am

After weeks of discussions between two powerful legislators, the possibility of a special session focused on perennially elusive gambling issues came to an end Wednesday.

Weekly Roundup: First, Do No Harm

Democratic Candidates for Governor Square Off

April 18, 2018 - 6:45pm

Three of the four Democrats vying to replace Rick Scott as governor of the third-largest state in the nation get their news first from The New York Times, and only one, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, relies on his hometown paper to find out what’s going on in the world.

The insight into who’s reading what was among the lighter moments of an hour-long debate Wednesday in Tampa, the first head-to-head matchup of the four major Democratic candidates before the August primary election.

Judge Again Backs Allowing Man to Grow Marijuana

April 18, 2018 - 6:00am
Joe Redner

For the second time in less than a week, a Tallahassee judge has given Tampa strip-club owner Joe Redner the go-ahead to grow his own pot, rejecting a request from state health officials to keep in place a stay blocking the cancer survivor from cultivating medical marijuana.

Weekly Roundup: Game On

Judge Gives Green Light for Cancer Patient to Grow Marijuana

April 11, 2018 - 9:00pm

A Tallahassee judge Wednesday gave the OK to Tampa entrepreneur Joe Redner to grow his own pot to treat cancer, prompting state health officials to immediately appeal a decision that could open the door to more legal skirmishes over Florida’s medical-marijuana regulations.

Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers ruled that the 77-year-old Redner --- who made his fortune as a strip-club owner --- can grow his own marijuana because state rules prohibit Florida medical-marijuana operators from selling whole plants or flowers.



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