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Via News Service of Florida

Gov. Rick Scott has started what will be a closely watched process to replace three Florida Supreme Court justices who will retire in January, with the appointments possibly leading to a major ideological shift on the court.

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Northeast Florida Judge Appointment

Aug 6, 2018

A divided Florida Supreme Court on Friday at least temporarily blocked Gov. Rick Scott from following through on the appointment of a Jacksonville-area circuit judge.

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Appointment of Jacksonville-Area Circuit Judge

Jul 13, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

In an unusual move, a divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday at least temporarily blocked Gov. Rick Scott from appointing a Jacksonville-area circuit judge while a legal battle plays out over filling the post.

Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The state Supreme Court has removed a Northeast Florida circuit judge because of improper conduct during a 2016 election campaign and other actions while on the bench.

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In a dispute about whether a Miami-Dade County judge should be disqualified from a case, Florida Supreme Court justices grappled Thursday with a basic, but seemingly complicated, question: Are Facebook friends different from other types of friends?

Fla. Supreme Court Weighs Judge's Facebook Friendship

May 30, 2018
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The Florida Supreme Court is poised next week to take up a case that poses a question for the age of social media: What does it mean to be a Facebook friend?

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Indiana Public Media

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.

Florida's Supreme Court Tries To Draw Line On Malpractice Cases

Apr 26, 2018
Via News Service of Florida

In a case stemming from an injury to a child who was deaf and had been diagnosed with psychiatric conditions, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday tried to resolve questions about when lawsuits deal with medical malpractice --- or ordinary negligence.

Education System Challenge Put On Hold By Florida Supreme Court

Jan 29, 2018
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The Florida Supreme Court has put on hold a long-running lawsuit alleging that the state has failed to meet its constitutional duty of providing a high-quality system of public schools.

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With potential ramifications in courthouses across the state, the Florida Supreme Court says it will take up a dispute about whether a judge should be disqualified from a case because she is a Facebook friend with a lawyer.

Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Take Up Tobacco Case

Dec 4, 2017
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In a victory for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case that initially involved a more than $23 billion verdict against the cigarette maker.

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Appeal In Lambrix's Upcoming Execution

Sep 26, 2017
Rebekkah Mar / WUFT News

The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously turned down an appeal by Death Row inmate Cary Michael Lambrix, who is scheduled to be executed Oct. 5 for killing two people in 1983 near LaBelle.

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The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear a case that challenged the constitutionality of a law that gives power to the State Board of Education in the approval of charter schools.

Justices turned down an appeal by the Palm Beach County School Board, which argued the law violates part of the state Constitution that gives local school boards the authority to “operate, control and supervise” public schools in their districts. As is common, the Supreme Court issued a one-page order that did not explain its reasons for declining to hear the case.

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The Florida Supreme Court put a temporary block on a 2015 law requiring women to wait 24 hours before getting abortions, but a Tallahassee judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on a request by opponents to find the law unconstitutional.

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BAPTIST HEALTH

Arguing that a Florida Supreme Court ruling “undermines” a federal patient-safety law, a Jacksonville hospital system is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a legal battle about the disclosure of medical records.


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