Tag: 2nd Judicial Circuit
Rep. Juan Fernandez-Barquin gives his closing remarks on his bill HB 1, known as the "anti-riot bill" during a House session before the bill passed at the Capitol.

Jim RosicaDecember 19, 2018
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Karen Gievers, a Tallahassee-based circuit judge whose rulings often thwarted Gov. Rick Scott and the GOP-controlled Legislature, has resigned. Her letter, dated Wednesday, was sent to Gov. Scott on the same day. Her resignation itself, however, isn’t effective until April 27, 2019, her 70th birthday. That’s when she must step down because of a previously mandatory […]

Ryan NicolOctober 29, 2018
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The Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority (MDX) says it’s being bullied by the Legislature. Now, MDX has filed suit to see if the courts agree. MDX filed suit in Tallahassee against Attorney General Pam Bondi, seeking a finding that recent changes to the Florida Expressway Authority Act are unconstitutional and invalid. Bondi’s office says they have not […]

Jim RosicaAugust 28, 2018
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The state’s highest court has punted a challenge that six proposed constitutional amendments were wrongfully “bundled.” Without explanation, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously kicked the case to the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee, with a proviso that the trial judge assigned the case “should not interpret the transfer of this case as an […]

Jim RosicaMay 18, 2018
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The state’s Department of Health says a trial court made an “erroneous conclusion” that Tampa strip club mogul Joe Redner “has a constitutional right to homegrown, juiced (medical) marijuana.” But Redner’s attorney says the state simply continues to argue – also erroneously – that the state’s constitutional amendment on medical marijuana doesn’t mean what it says. The department filed a […]


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