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The struggle to restore ex-felons' voting rights in Florida must go on

The uphill battle to restore voting rights to ex-felons seems even tougher now that the League of Women Voters of Florida has dropped out of a drive to get an amendment on the 2016 ballot. 225 more words


@TheJusticeDept, @FBI: Of course it was Florida. How could it not be Florida?

John Oliver covered Florida’s criminal trial travesties fairly well. But it also costs money in Florida to have the court make a determination on whether or not you have enough money to pay fees and costs in a civil case. 418 more words

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Chief Justice Labarga to undergo cancer surgery

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, a former assistant public defender, prosecutor and judge in Palm Beach County, will have a kidney removed this month because of cancer, a court official said Friday. 155 more words


Nan Rich Receives Support From Murphy In Commission Race

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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – After getting brushed aside by Democratic Party leaders during her bid for governor last year, former state Sen. 116 more words


GOP U.S. Rep. David Jolly, facing a newly drawn district, switches to U.S. Senate race

Decision comes after the Florida Supreme Court orders changes likely to make Jolly’s district more Democratic

♦By Rich Shumate, Chickenfriedpolitics.com editor

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CFP) — In the wake of a Florida Supreme Court decision ordering changes in the state’s U.S. 483 more words

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Crist Sets Stage For Congressional Run

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Former Gov. Charlie Crist appears likely to run for a Pinellas County congressional seat in 2016, two years after losing a comeback bid for the governor’s mansion. 467 more words


Florida Legislature To Redraw Congressional Lines In Aug.

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A nearly two-week special session is going to be held in August so that the Florida Legislature can draw up new congressional districts. 161 more words