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Jim RosicaJune 8, 2018
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A Jacksonville man’s sentence on drug possession charges was struck down by an appellate court Friday because of the state’s “911 Good Samaritan Act.” A unanimous three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal reversed Thomas John Pope‘s 15-month sentence on possession of heroin and marijuana charges. Pope, 26, already was released from minimum custody this […]

Jim RosicaJuly 24, 2017
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Horse breeders have legal standing to “challenge the annual plan for distribution of owners’ and breeders’ awards,” according to a unanimous appeals court decision Monday. In a case ultimately about who controls the money and how much goes back to horsemen and breeders, Southern Cross Farm (SCF) had appealed a ruling from state gambling regulators. The Department […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 5, 2016
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Florida Solicitor General Allen Winsor has been tapped to fill a vacancy on the state’s 1st District Court of Appeal bench. Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment on Thursday. Winsor, 39, will replace Judge Robert T. Benton, who retired last month. As solicitor general, Winsor reports to Attorney General Pam Bondi and essentially acts as the state government’s lawyer […]

Jim RosicaOctober 22, 2015
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A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Floridians to generate and sell their own solar power passes legal muster, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court’s purview was limited to whether the language embraces one subject and uses “clear and unambiguous language” in the ballot summary. The majority said yes on both counts. Justices Ricky Polston, however, disagreed on […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 1, 2015
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Florida Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard both sides of a proposed constitutional amendment on solar-generated electricity. Lawyers for its proponents and opponents presented their cases to the court as part of a required legal review. Proposed amendments can deal with only one subject and the summary that voters see on the ballot can’t be misleading. The amendment […]


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