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Brown Asks Appeals Court for Prison Reprieve

January 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
Corrine Brown

Slated to report to prison Jan. 29, former Congresswoman Corrine Brown is asking a federal appeals court to allow her to remain free while she continues to fight her conviction on charges related to a charity scam.

Court Rules Against Insurer on 'Assignment of Benefits'

December 4, 2017 - 6:00pm

With a legislative battle brewing again about the issue, an appeals court has ruled against a property insurer's effort to place restrictions on a controversial practice known as “assignment of benefits.”

Groups Defend Pariente in Supreme Court Appointments Case

November 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Barbara Pariente

Accusing Gov. Rick Scott of trying to “fan the flames of false controversy,” two groups argued Tuesday that Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente should not be disqualified from a case that could determine the future direction of the court.

School Boards Ask High Court to Block Last Session's Controversial Education Law

November 14, 2017 - 5:30pm

Raising the prospect of “irreversible damage” to the public- education system, nine school boards want the Florida Supreme Court to block a massive education law approved in May.

Weekly Roundup: Session Clock Ticks Amid Latvala Probe

Financial Literacy Requirement Sought for Students

November 8, 2017 - 6:15pm

Florida senators are renewing a push to require high-school students to pass a financial-literacy course before graduation, though at least two lawmakers are concerned about students being squeezed for time during the school day.

Florida TV Tax Fight Taken to U.S. Supreme Court

October 16, 2017 - 8:15pm

Pointing to “protectionism,” a major satellite-television company is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a constitutional challenge to a Florida law that sets different tax rates for cable and satellite TV services.

Dish Network in September filed a 39-page petition in the U.S. Supreme Court, nearly five months after the Florida Supreme Court sided with the state and the cable industry in upholding the law.

Weekly Roundup: Counting Down the Days

Court Backs North Florida Track in Racing Dispute

September 5, 2017 - 6:15pm

Videos, in the words of an administrative law judge, showed a “series of races involving --- as a rule --- tired, reluctant, skittish, or disinterested horses moving at a slow pace down the dust-choked path.”

But an appeals court Tuesday said regulators were wrong to try to punish a tiny North Florida pari-mutuel facility that in 2014 turned to slow-motion, two-horse races as it tried to meet the requirements of its state license.

Duke Plan Would End Nuclear Project, Add Solar

August 29, 2017 - 7:15pm
Installing solar

Duke Energy Florida on Tuesday began seeking approval of a wide-ranging settlement agreement that would eliminate the possibility of building nuclear reactors in Levy County, boost solar-energy projects and help set base electricity rates for the coming years.

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