- Court will review Florida's 24-hour abortion waiting period Updated: May-05-16 5:54 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court is going to decide whether or not the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions is unconstitutional.
- Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences Updated: May-05-16 2:06 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Supreme Court wrestled with whether an inmate sentenced to death under a system found to be unconstitutional should have his punishment reduced to life in prison, and the lives of nearly 400 other condemned prisoners may depend on the decision.
- New murder trial ordered for Florida woman who kept silent Updated: May-05-16 2:03 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Florida woman who sat outside her home and said nothing while investigators examined her ex-husband's bullet-ridden body will get a new murder trial after the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that prosecutors made a mistake by using that silence to help gain a conviction.
- The Latest: Florida Supreme Court weighs death penalty law Updated: May-05-16 10:48 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Latest on the Florida Supreme Court weighing whether death row inmates' sentences should be reduced to life in prison after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state's death penalty law was unconstitutional (all times local):
- Florida's high court urged to throw out death sentences Updated: May-03-16 1:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - With the fate of hundreds of Florida death row inmates in limbo, a group of former top judges and legal officials called on the state Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly 400 people now awaiting execution.
- $1.53 an hour for lawyer fees? Not in Florida, court says Updated: Apr-28-16 4:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court struck down a law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases on Thursday, saying the $1.53 hourly rate a lawyer was paid to help an injured worker was "absurdly low."
- Florida Supreme Court halts abortion waiting period, for now Updated: Apr-22-16 5:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court suspended the state's 24-hour waiting period for abortions on Friday until it decides whether to hear a lawsuit claiming the law is unconstitutional.
- Man's confession thrown out for his new double-murder trial Updated: Apr-21-16 2:18 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A man serving two life sentences for killing his estranged wife and her boyfriend will get a new trial after the Florida Supreme Court ruled his confession shouldn't have been heard by jurors.
- Claims of drinking, calling police pigs get judge suspended Updated: Apr-19-16 4:02 pm
MIAMI - Allegations of drunkenness and calling police officers "pigs" has led to the suspension of a Miami-Dade County judge by the Florida Supreme Court.
- Court rejects bid to throw out Florida congressional map Updated: Apr-18-16 10:19 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's long, twisted legal drama over its congressional districts may finally be reaching its end after a panel on federal judges on Monday rejected a push by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to throw out the current district boundaries.
- Florida Supreme Court: Board must pay in public records case Updated: Apr-14-16 5:58 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida government agencies that lose lawsuits filed by people seeking access to public records will have to pay plaintiffs' attorney fees, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a Jacksonville-based case.