June 21, 2014
by G. Redd
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law House Bill 89 of 2014, legalizing the threat of force in circumstances where actual force would be permitted as self-defense. The bill is commonly known as the "warning shot law" and was raised in response to the 2012 conviction of Marissa ...[read more]
June 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday signed a bill allowing a non-euphoric strain of marijuana to be used for the treatment of epilepsy, cancer and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act garnered bipartisan support and was passed by the State Assembly this ...[read more]
June 10, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill on Monday allowing undocumented students living in Florida to receive in-state college tuition rates. HB 851 will go into effect on July 1. Florida's House of Representatives approved the bill by a vote of 84-32 in May. Upon signing, Scott issued a ...[read more]
April 26, 2014
by William Helbling
The Florida Senate approved a bill Friday that will prevent most abortions after the fetus reaches viability. The legislation would require the doctor to conduct an exam before performing an abortion to determine if the fetus is viable. The bill could reportedly prevent abortions as early as the ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that the administration of Florida Governor Rick Scott violated federal law when attempting to remove "non-citizen" voters from the rolls in the 2012 presidential election. The court ruled that the voter purge before the election ...[read more]
May 30, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that Florida Governor Rick Scott cannot require all state employees to take random drug tests. Executive Order 11-58, issued in March 2011, would subject all state employees to drug testing, regardless of whether they were suspected ...[read more]
October 21, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Saturday granted a stay of execution for death row inmate John Errol Ferguson in order to hear arguments on his habeus corpus petition on Friday. Ferguson was found guilty of killing eight people in 1977 and two in 1978. In ...[read more]
September 25, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled Monday that Florida does not have to provide 96 hours of early voting for the November elections. Under a 2004 version of the state's early voting statute, the early voting period lasted 12 to 14 days with 96 hours of early ...[read more]
July 30, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Monday that his state will appeal the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruling that struck down a Florida law that barred doctors from discussing the dangers of gun ownership with patients. Earlier this month Judge Marcia Cooke held that ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday announced that he will appeal an injunction issued by a federal district court last month blocking a new Florida law that denies government contracts to companies that do business in Cuba or Syria. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District ...[read more]

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