Legal News

Traveling Criminals

In recent months, law enforcement officials in central Florida have reported a sudden upsurge in “smash-and-grab” incidents at state parks, ballfields, community centers, churches, gyms and day care centers. These crimes appear to be connected to South Florida-based organized crime rings known as “Felony Lane”......

No Obamacare Says Florida Govenor

This week, the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare; however, Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he doesn’t care. So disinterested is Scott that, according to a Fox News interview highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times, the politician announced that he will not put Obamacare into action......

Camera Fine System is Not Acceptable to South Florida Drivers

Whatever you think of South Florida red-light cameras — lifesavers or revenue generators — there’s one part of the system that’s particularly galling. If you meekly accept the ticket that’s been mailed to you, you pay $158. But if you want to fight in court,......

Self Defense Law; Florida vs. Virginia

The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin inspired national sympathies and vigils. The impunity of his killer, George Zimmerman, however, ignited anger and concern. At the heart of the matter is this simple question: were George Zimmerman’s actions that night legally excusable, and does Zimmerman have......

PIP Bill Passes in Florida Senate 22-17

In a last-ditch effort, the Florida Legislature gave Gov. Rick Scott one of his top priorities of the 2012 legislative session Friday night and changed the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. The House was the first to take up the compromise bill on personal injury......

Florida Board of Govenors Continue Review

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Board of Governors can continue its investigation of how Florida A&M administrators handled concerns about hazing at the school. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday asked the board to suspend any investigation into hazing while it and other......

Florida Health Care Law Challenge to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it has agreed to consider Florida’s challenge to the Obama administration’s landmark health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The decision sets the stage for a ruling that could be as controversial and history-changing as......

Temporary Halt to Florida’s Welfare Drug Testing Law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a controversial Florida law requiring all welfare applicants to be drug-tested. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven issued a temporary injunction Monday evening against enforcement of the law’s “suspicionless drug testing” of adults seeking federal welfare. Read the full......

Big Day for New Laws

This past Saturday was a big day for a slew of new laws that came into effect.  New restrictions on expert witnesses, minors seeking abortions, and local governments with gun ordinances kick in Saturday as new bills passed by lawmakers earlier this year go into......

Pants on the Ground No More in Florida Schools

It might be considered cool by some but in Florida schools this fall season it won’t be tolerated!  Gary Siplin, Orlando’s Democratic State Senator, is using the free belts to remind students of the Pull Up Your Pants law he finally passed last spring after......