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Nursing Home Lawyers a No-Show in Records Case

May 22, 2018 - 6:00am

Lawyers for an embattled Broward County nursing home failed to show up Monday for a hearing they requested in a public-records legal tangle with the Florida Department of Health.

NRA Appeals Federal Judge's Ruling on 'Jane Doe'

May 20, 2018 - 10:30pm

The National Rifle Association is appealing a federal judge’s refusal to keep the identity of a 19-year-old Alachua County woman secret in a challenge to a state law that raised the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.

Weekly Roundup: Guns, Ganja and Gambling

May 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

With Florida’s primary elections just three months away, intraparty sniping on the campaign trail is on overdrive, but the legal arena dominated the bulk of the action this week in and around the Capitol.

Judge Weighs Ban on Patients Smoking Pot

May 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Cathy Jordan

Cathy Jordan credits pot with helping her defeat the odds in the battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease she’s waged for more than 30 years.

Federal Judge Sympathetic, but No Dice Again for Jane Doe

May 14, 2018 - 7:00pm
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Expressing sympathy for her plight, a federal judge nevertheless turned down a request by the National Rifle Association to keep the identity of a 19-year-old Alachua County woman secret in a challenge to a state law that raised from 18 to 21 the minimum age to purchase rifles and other long guns.

Weekly Roundup: Friends and Foes

May 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Gwen Graham, Adam Putnam and Andrew Gillum

Former foes Adam Putnam and Richard Corcoran began a public bromance this week, with Corcoran clearing the deck for the agriculture commissioner in what will now largely be a two-man Republican primary for governor.

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.

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