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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 19, 2024 12:47 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. June 14, 2024. Editorial: Supreme Court rejects truth and justice by upholding the suspension of Monique Worrell The Florida Supreme Court set a terrifying precedent last week w hen upholding the suspension of State Attorney Monique Worrell. Six of...

US Supreme Court refuses to take up challenge to Florida's online sports betting compact

Jun. 17, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a challenge to an agreement that gave the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to handle online sports betting in Florida, dealing a blow to the deal's opponents. The nation's highest court denied a...

Florida Sen. Rick Scott says he'll vote against recreational pot after brother's death

Jun. 08, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida says he'll be voting in November against a ballot amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in his state, a deeply personal decision based on his brother's long history of addiction. The senator and former...

Florida's Supreme Court rejects state prosecutor's bid to be reinstated after suspension by DeSantis

Jun. 06, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's highest court on Thursday rejected an effort by a suspended state attorney to get reinstated after she was removed from office last year by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in his second suspension of a Democratic prosecutor. Supreme Court justices...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 29, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 22, 2024. Editorial: Shining new light on Florida voters’ views A newly released statewide survey of Floridians’ attitudes about voting and elections provides some reassuring information at the outset of a highly volatile...

University of Florida employee, students implicated in illegal plot to ship drugs, toxins to China

May. 28, 2024 21:07 PM EDT

A University of Florida research employee and students have been implicated in an illegal, multi-million dollar scheme investigated by the Justice Department to fraudulently buy thousands of biochemical samples of dangerous drugs and toxins that were delivered to a campus laboratory then illicitly...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 15, 2024 12:59 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 11, 2024. Editorial: Censored by the Bar It is an offense against the people of Florida for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appointments to have turned the state Supreme Court into a predictable fountain of right-wing opinions. The latest is its...

ACC's lawsuit against Florida State halted after North Carolina judge issues a stay in the case

May. 10, 2024 16:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference’s lawsuit against member school Florida State has come to a temporary halt. North Carolina Chief Business Court Judge Louis Bledsoe III handed down a ruling Friday that puts a stay on all discovery and further court-related...

Florida's 6-week abortion ban takes effect as doctors worry women will lose access to health care

May. 01, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida's ban on most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant, went into effect Wednesday, and some doctors are concerned that women in the state will no longer have access to needed health care. The start of the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 01, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

Miami Herald. April 30, 2024. Editorial: DeSantis kisses the ring in Miami meeting with Trump and it might just pay off Eventually, they kiss the ring. Republican after Republican who criticized, denounced and rejected Donald Trump over the years can...