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Marijuana Home-Grow Battle Goes to Supreme Court

May 16, 2018 - 10:30am

Arguing that “emergency relief is clearly warranted and urgently needed,” attorneys for a Tampa businessman are asking the Florida Supreme Court to step into a legal battle and allow the lung-cancer patient to grow medical marijuana for his own use.

Prosecutors Fire Back at Brown on Disputed Juror

May 15, 2018 - 3:30pm
Corrine Brown

Prosecutors are asking a federal appeals court to uphold former Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s conviction in a charity scam, blasting her arguments that a juror was improperly dismissed because he said the “Holy Spirit” told him Brown was not guilty.

Court Upholds 'Stand Your Ground' Shift

May 14, 2018 - 12:15pm
A South Florida appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change to the state’s ‘stand your ground” self-defense law --- but also might have set the stage for a debate at the Florida Supreme Court about how the change should apply in some cases.
 

Court Sides with Church in Priest Defamation Fight

May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

Saying judges cannot become entangled in church administrative decisions, an appeals court Wednesday blocked a Catholic priest’s defamation lawsuit against the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Court Backs Air Ambulance Firm in ‘Pip’ Fight

May 8, 2018 - 8:15pm

In a case stemming from a child getting rushed to a hospital after a traffic accident, a federal appeals court Tuesday backed an air-ambulance firm in a dispute about whether the amount paid for helicopter services should be limited by Florida’s no-fault auto insurance law.

Weekly Roundup: Qualified Excitement

May 4, 2018 - 6:45pm

Florida’s first round of qualifying for the November elections played out this week. But it was, well, kind of anticlimactic.

Appeals Court Blocks 'Homegrown' Marijuana Ruling

May 2, 2018 - 6:00am

Siding with the state Department of Health, an appeals court Tuesday at least temporarily blocked a Tampa businessman from being able to grow marijuana as he seeks to prevent a relapse of lung cancer.

Justices to Weigh Challenge to Education System

May 1, 2018 - 11:45am

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday said it will take up a long-running legal battle about whether the state has met its constitutional duty to provide a high-quality system of public schools.

Judge Backs Broward Nursing Home on Death Records

April 21, 2018 - 6:00am

Ruling against the Florida Department of Health, a circuit judge Friday said an embattled Broward County nursing home is entitled to receive copies of death certificates for people who died across the state around the time of Hurricane Irma.

Corcoran's 'Schools of Hope' Law Wins Against 13 Florida School Boards

April 19, 2018 - 5:45pm
Richard Corcoran and Judge John Cooper

Rejecting arguments of school boards across the state, a Leon County circuit judge this week formally rejected a challenge to a controversial 2017 law that included a series of moves to boost charter schools.

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