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A South Florida appeals court Monday heard arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of the state's workers-compensation insurance system --- as two other closely watched challenges also await rulings at the Florida Supreme Court.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal took up a case in which a Miami-Dade County circuit judge ruled last year that a key underpinning of workers-compensation laws was unconstitutional. That underpinning involves cases being handled through the workers-compensation insurance system instead of through civil lawsuits.

Drones, marriage equality and Florida Blue are in the headlines today.

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown

On Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ordered lawmakers to fix two districts he had previously declared unconstitutional, including that of Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown.


A federal lawsuit against a local restaurant is shining a light on a larger issue — exploited and often undocumented workers in our state and around the country.

Zeljko Causevic, Vibrio vulnificus and 'Jeopardy!' are in the headlines today.

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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being asked to decide when the state's congressional districts will be redrawn.

Congressional districts, Michael Dunn and English bulldogs are in the headlines today.

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Conflicting appeals court rulings over the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, have thrown the law’s future into an uncertain status.

Last Friday morning, a local couple went downtown to Jacksonville’s Clerk of Courts office with a request they say they’d been waiting years to make —  a marriage license.

Marissa Alexander, the Bostwick Building and Florida Blue are in the headlines today.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida media organizations, including The Associated Press, are asking the state Supreme Court to make public documents used in the state's redistricting trial.

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Yesterday's court ruling in the Florida Keys that overturned Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages could have set the stage for a statewide reversal of the ban.

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Same sex couples around the state stand to benefit from Thursday’s Monroe County court ruling that overturned Florida’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

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MIAMI (AP) — A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens.