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The Florida House confirmed its support for the death penalty when it easily approved a bill aimed at shortening the long road to execution.
Gainesville Sun
The Florida House confirmed their support for the death penalty when it easily approved a bill aimed at shortening the long road to execution.
Lakeland Ledger
Speed isn't the most essential element in carrying out the death penalty, accuracy is but the Legislature passes a bill to speed it up.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Feeling the need for speed, the Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would hasten executions.
Orlando Sentinel
John Goodman — convicted of DUI manslaughter with failure to render aid and sentenced to 16 years in prison — should get a new trial.
Palm Beach Post
On average, those who are sentenced to death row in Florida live 13.22 years before facing the executioner, that is just too much wasted time.
Sebring News Sun
Already, the conservatives are screaming at the Obama administration for the way they are treating Boston bombing suspect Dzjokhar Tsarnaev.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
State Sen. Rob Bradley, has been charged with bringing Florida into compliance with decisions involving life sentences for juveniles.
Ocala Star-Banner
Florida should have been shamed long ago into fixing its extreme juvenile sentencing system.
Panama City News Herald
State Sen. Rob Bradley has been charged with bringing Florida into compliance with decisions involving life sentences for juveniles.
Gainesville Sun
New York Federal Judge Edward Korman ruled to lift point-of-sale restrictions for emergency contraception commonly known as morning after pills.
USF Oracle
Florida Firearms Owner’s Privacy Act, which passed the state legislature in April of 2011 and now awaits a decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court.
Independent Florida Alligator
A bill that tries to prohibit Islamic and foreign laws from affecting Florida court rulings — is now gaining steam.
Orlando Sentinel
The Supreme Court made it a little harder for cops to bring police dogs onto a suspect’s property to sniff out evidence.
Northwest Florida Daily News
State courts have experienced few problems in part because cameras can be unobtrusive.
Florida Times-Union
HB 7031 would help abused children while providing safeguards for the wrongly accused, the Florida Legislature should make it law.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Tuesday morning marked the beginning of arguments about the controversial issue of gay marriage.
USF Oracle

Op Ed

I am coming to think that it would be better to appoint Florida's appellate judges for fixed, nonrenewable terms of, say, 20 years. They...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

We Floridians are in danger of losing the last and most important safeguard the individual citizen has against the overwhelming power of...

Tampa Tribune

Three justices of the Florida Supreme Court have been the target of the Florida Republican party. They are targets because in a particular case,...

Gainesville Sun

On Sept. 21, the Republican Party of Florida announced that it would actively oppose the merit retention of all three Florida Supreme Court...

News Press of Fort Myers

In May, the Democrat published our My View (“Courts let citizens take on nuclear power giants”) that the state Supreme Court is the only venue...

Tallahassee Democrat

This November, Floridians will vote on whether to retain three Florida Supreme Court Justices and fifteen District Court of Appeal judges. They...

Gainesville Sun

In 1976, when I was a...

Gainesville Sun

On Sept. 21, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) announced that it would actively oppose the merit retention of all three Florida Supreme Court...

Tallahassee Democrat

The Republican Party of Florida took the unprecedented step of voting to oppose the retention of these three justices.

Naples Daily News

Letter To The Editor

 

In recent days...

Tampa Bay Times