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Lawsuit alleges Marjory Stoneman Douglas commission violated open meeting laws

In what began as criticisms of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission – set up to review school safety following the...

Judge allows federal lawsuit over solitary confinement in Florida to continue

A federal judge will allow a group of Florida prisoners to continue their lawsuit against the state over the use of solitary confinement in...

I registered and voted. I still have my vote. But hundreds...

On the night of November 6 last year, I was ecstatic.Floridians overwhelmingly voted to reinstate my right to vote. That’s because I am a...

Southern Poverty Law Center invests big in effort to hike Florida’s...

The campaign to raise Florida’s minimum wage to $15 an hour has received an injection of campaign cash and grassroots support with the news...

Senate Democrat refiles bill to ban solitary confinement for incarcerated youth

Seven states have banned solitary confinement for juveniles in state prison systems, and a North Florida Democrat would like the Sunshine State to become...

Civil rights groups sue FL for using solitary confinement for juveniles

Citing scientific, medical, and mental health evidence comparing solitary confinement to torture, three civil justice groups have filed a federal class action lawsuit against...

Republicans were trying to thwart voters on the FL felon voting...

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation enacting the law to implement the voter-approved felon voting rights ballot initiative, he criticized the law for...

Groups sue to stop Florida’s new hardline anti-immigration law

Two weeks after a law banning so-called sanctuary cities in Florida went into effect, the city of South Miami and a host of advocacy...

Another lawsuit over Amendment 4: Felons talk about the thousands they...

Another lawsuit has been filed in the controversial Amendment 4 drama, four days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that will restrict the number...

Florida public school officials are still allowed to paddle little kids...

State Sen. Annette Taddeo stood before colleagues this spring looking for support to ban corporal punishment at school – a form of discipline, usually...

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