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High Court’s Contempt for Lawmakers’ Authority, Lawsuit Rackets Make Florida No. 1 'Judicial Hellhole'

December 5, 2017 - 10:15am

As bad as Florida's reputation has been over the last decade and a half as a lawsuit-happy state, a new report says we've "risen" to a new low: "Enough shade has been cast on the Sunshine State to rank it as the nation's worst Judicial Hellhole," says the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) in its latest report.

No Spot on PSC for 'Vulgar and Inappropriate' Ritch Workman

The Jack Latvala Effect: Women of the Senate, Your Silence ISN'T Golden

December 1, 2017 - 6:00am
Jack Latvala

Where is everybody -- especially the women of the Senate? 

Clunker of a CRC Amendment 'Would Upend Decades of Florida Environmental Policy'

November 23, 2017 - 6:00am

Look for a big payday ahead for gleeful environmental litigators if CRC 23 makes its way into the Florida Constitution. 

Making the First Family Unwelcome in Palm Beach

November 22, 2017 - 8:30am

The clogged roads and strict security protocols that hurt local businesses and frustrate residents in Palm Beach ... they're all back. President Donald Trump is home for Thanksgiving.

Scott Moves to Disqualify Pariente

November 20, 2017 - 6:30pm
Rick Scott and Barbara Pariente

With evidence mounting against the impartiality of Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, Gov. Rick Scott moved Monday to disqualify her from the case of League of Women Voters Florida, et al. v. Rick Scott (SC17-1122). 

Shark-Dragging Investigation Incomplete but 'Very Much Alive'

November 20, 2017 - 6:00am
Clips from the July shark video

Four months after the Facebook posting of a disturbing 11-second video showing a shark being hauled alive behind a speedboat, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's investigation of the incident remains incomplete.

Jameis Winston Grabbed My Crotch, Female Uber Driver Says

November 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Jameis Winston

Three years after the New York Times descended on Florida to tell the nation Tallahassee law enforcement deliberately, perhaps even illegally, coddled FSU star athlete Jameis Winston and slipped him out of a 2012 sexual assault charge, the NFL is investigating another sexual assault complaint against Winston.

Pariente's Mind Is Made Up on Scott, There's Just Too Much Evidence

November 17, 2017 - 8:15am
Alan Forst, Barbara Pariente and Rick Scott

In the pending lawsuit that contends Gov. Rick Scott’s successor should hold the privilege of naming the next three Supreme Court justices, one thing now is obvious: Every current justice who has actively worked against the governor should recuse.

Will Pariente's 2012 Campaign Speech Disqualify Her from Ruling on Scott's Appointment Powers?

November 14, 2017 - 10:00am
Barbara Pariente

The "hot mic" comments The Florida Channel recorded Nov. 1 between Supreme Court Justices Jorge Labarga and Barbara Pariente weren't the first time Pariente revealed her anti-Rick Scott bias.

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