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Judge Blocks Releasing Records on FIU Bridge

October 6, 2018 - 6:00am
FSU bridge collapse, March 15, 2018

Siding with arguments of transportation-safety officials, a federal judge Friday blocked an attempt by the Miami Herald to get records related to a March bridge collapse at Florida International University that killed six people.

Senior U.S. District Judge William Stafford quashed a ruling by a state-court judge that would have required the Florida Department of Transportation to turn over records requested by the Herald. Stafford, who ruled in favor of the National Transportation Safety Board, also dismissed the case.

'Assignment of Benefits' Insurance Fight Goes to Supreme Court

October 2, 2018 - 6:00am

A fierce debate about the insurance practice known as “assignment of benefits” could play out at the Florida Supreme Court.

Big Money Backs Ballot Amendments

September 25, 2018 - 3:00pm

Florida voters this fall could decide the fate of 12 ballot proposals that deal with issues ranging from limiting taxes to banning greyhound racing.

Appeals Court Ready to Consider Pre-Game Prayer

September 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Nearly three years after Christian schools from Tampa and Jacksonville squared off in a high-school football championship, a federal appeals court is poised to hear arguments about the constitutionality of a decision that prevented the schools from offering a prayer over the stadium loudspeaker before kickoff.

Miami Beach Asks Justices to Move Quickly on Minimum Wage Case

September 13, 2018 - 6:00am

In a case being watched by business groups and local governments, the city of Miami Beach is asking the Florida Supreme Court to act quickly in a battle about the legality of a local minimum wage.

Judge Refuses to Scuttle NRA Lobbyist Case

September 11, 2018 - 1:00pm

A federal judge has refused a request by a California man to dismiss part of a lawsuit in which the National Rifle Association’s longtime Florida lobbyist alleges she received harassing and threatening emails in the aftermath of the February mass shooting at a Broward County high school.

State Appeals after Judge Blocks Ballot Measures

September 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has quickly appealed a circuit judge’s ruling that would block three proposed constitutional amendments from going on the November ballot --- including a measure aimed at banning offshore oil drilling and vaping in workplaces.

Justices Dig into Education Amendment's Ballot Language

September 6, 2018 - 6:00am

With school choice a hot-button issue in Florida, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday plunged into a debate about whether voters should cast ballots in November on a proposed constitutional amendment that could help lead to more charter schools.

Judge to Weigh Spanish-Language Ballot Dispute

September 4, 2018 - 5:30pm

A federal judge Wednesday will hear arguments in a lawsuit seeking to require 32 Florida counties to provide Spanish-language ballots and other materials to Puerto Ricans who are eligible to vote in the state.

Sen. Daphne Campbell, Rep. Roy Hardemon: Both Gone

August 29, 2018 - 8:45am
Daphne Campbell and Roy Hardemon

Two South Florida lawmakers lost Democratic primaries Tuesday, while other candidates from Miami-Dade County to the Panhandle locked up spots in the state House and Senate.


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