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FL Supreme Court won’t hear appeal over alleged diversion of environmental...

The Florida Supreme Court has decided to let stand a lower court ruling that allows the Legislature to divert money that 2014’s Amendment 1...

Appeal court sustains Florida House’s subpoena of Visit Florida’s ‘Emeril’ contract

A state appeal court has handed a victory to the Florida House in a dispute over financial records kept by the company that produced...

Appeal court: Child’s death was grave enough to warrant trial by...

A defendant on trial for the alleged first-degree felony murder of his five-month-old son was entitled to a 12-member jury instead of a six-member...

State appeals court blocks stand-your-ground defense in assault case

A state appeals court has upheld a battery conviction involving a firearm notwithstanding the accused’s stand-your-ground defense, in a case involving apparent confusion about...

Nikki Fried, gun lobbyist Hammer rumble over appeal of state’s curb...

The NRA and the lone Democrat on the Florida Cabinet are trading barbs over a state law that sanctions local government officials who try...

Appeals court overrules trial judge on police search that yielded drug...

Police officers were justified in ordering a man who'd apparently been sleeping in a parked, running car to open a door – leading to...

Politically connected conservatives tapped for key state appellate court

Federalist Society members will fill two vacancies on 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee – arguably the second-most important state court because it...

Florida lawmakers will renew their debate over reproductive rights in the...

Updated: Additional abortion bills have been filed in the House.The debate over reproductive rights will be renewed in the 2020 Florida Legislature.Lakeland Republican Sen. Kelli...

Gov. DeSantis set to shape a crucial appeals court in Florida...

The nine candidates for two seats on Florida’s second-most important court include seven white males, two white females, six members of the Federalist Society,...

New state court ruling revives specter of 24-hour wait for abortion

A state appellate court has revived a 2015 Florida law that requires women to wait 24 hours before undergoing an abortion.In 2018, Leon County...

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