Tag: Supreme Court of Florida
Smokestacks from the Greenridge Generation power plant tower above nearby homes. Image via The Associated Press.

Jim RosicaOctober 12, 2018

A review panel announced Friday it had decided to interview all 59 applicants for three upcoming Florida Supreme Court vacancies. The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will meet Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 in Miami, and again Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 in Tampa. “This schedule will position the Florida Supreme Court JNC to […]

Guest AuthorSeptember 17, 2018

Education reform requires thick skin. I cringed as the League of Women Voters cheered the end of Amendment 8 and their success in disenfranchising Floridians. Voters deserved to have a say in whether to allow the school district monopoly over schools to continue, but activist judges decided otherwise. The LWV patted themselves on the back […]

Jim RosicaMay 1, 2018

A Miami firm that fights people’s traffic tickets for them is fighting back against The Florida Bar‘s effort to brand it as the unlicensed practice of law, or UPL. In a document filed late Monday with the Supreme Court of Florida, TIKD said The Bar “has yet to explain how (our) activities actually run afoul of the purpose of UPL […]

Jim RosicaApril 18, 2016

Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga is heading to the White House on Tuesday. This’ll be the second year he’s participated in the White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice. Labarga is one of one of six state chief justices attending the event. The nation’s brightest legal minds will seek answers to providing civil legal help […]

Jim RosicaNovember 30, 2015

There isn’t a name for the period of time before the calm before a storm. For now, let’s call it “last committee week of the year.” It, of course, includes a surplus of fundraising, which lawmakers can do during committee weeks but not during legislative sessions. Departing lawmakers also continue to raise cash for their post-Legislature plans. […]


The Florida House of Representatives has asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 13 Democratic senators over the House going home three days early. The House argues in its legal briefs that the separation of powers doctrine prohibits the high court from compelling legislators to return to Tallahassee. “The Florida Constitution’s […]


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