Florida Supreme Court http://wlrn.org en John Henry To Be One Of First Executed Since Botched Oklahoma Procedure http://wlrn.org/post/john-henry-be-one-first-executed-botched-oklahoma-procedure <p>UPDATE 6/19/2014 -- John Henry's execution was temporarily delayed waiting for a last-minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court which was denied. Henry was pronounced dead at 7:43pm.</p><p>Eddie Davis is the next person scheduled to be executed in the state. That will take place on July 10th.</p><p>-----------------------</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is on track to execute its first inmate since the flawed and controversial execution in Oklahoma that led to an inmate’s heart attack.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:54:58 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34083 at http://wlrn.org John Henry To Be One Of First Executed Since Botched Oklahoma Procedure SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case http://wlrn.org/post/scotus-chooses-not-hear-florida-tobacco-case <p></p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to rule on a ground-breaking case out of Florida. Pitting Tobacco companies against smokers, this seems to be one strike against the corporations.</p><p>In 2006, the Florida Supreme Court ruled against big tobacco companies in a decision that has come to be known as the Engle Case. Life-long smoker, physician, and Miami-Beach resident Howard Engle was the lead plaintiff.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 02:34:57 +0000 Wilson Sayre 33727 at http://wlrn.org SCOTUS Chooses Not To Hear Florida Tobacco Case How Governor Scott Could De-Liberalize State Supreme Court On His Last Day http://wlrn.org/post/how-governor-scott-could-de-liberalize-state-supreme-court-his-last-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the day his successor takes power, a defeated or departing Florida governor would be allowed to appoint replacements for state Supreme Court justices whose terms expire on the same day.&nbsp; That's in a controversial bill the state Senate passed on Thursday. And that governor could be Rick Scott four years from now, when the court's liberal majority face mandatory retirement all at once.</span></p><p>Click to hear Rick Stone's radio story.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:29:08 +0000 Rick Stone 30269 at http://wlrn.org How Governor Scott Could De-Liberalize State Supreme Court On His Last Day Miami Entrepreneurs Trained To Capitalize From Cannabis http://wlrn.org/post/miami-entrepreneurs-trained-capitalize-cannabis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://cannabiscareerinstitute.com">Cannabis Career Institute</a> (</span>CCI<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) held a day-long </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">seminar last weekend in Miami with the goal&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to train businesspeople on establishing legitimate, legal </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">cannabis businesses</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:41:11 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 27385 at http://wlrn.org Miami Entrepreneurs Trained To Capitalize From Cannabis Florida Supreme Court To Hear Pam Bondi's Argument Against Pot Ballot http://wlrn.org/post/florida-supreme-court-hear-pam-bondis-argument-against-pot-ballot <p>The campaign to bring medical marijuana to Florida will face what may be a massive roadblock on Thursday. Florida’s Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case brought by Attorney General Pam Bondi. She says the proposed language for the ballot gives too many people access to the drug.<br /><br />While the case is about what the voters would see on the ballot University of Miami law professor Donald Jones says the court will have to consider the entire argument for medical marijuana.<br /> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:29:37 +0000 Jordan Michael 24587 at http://wlrn.org Florida Supreme Court To Hear Pam Bondi's Argument Against Pot Ballot Florida Taxes Would Determine The True Cost Of Medical Marijuana http://wlrn.org/post/florida-taxes-would-determine-true-cost-medical-marijuana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Financial Impact Estimating Conference report concluded Monday that the cost of medical marijuana in Florida could not be determined due to uncertainty regarding taxation of the plant.</span></p><p>Although the Department of Health estimates&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the annual cost for Florida would be roughly $1 million, the FIEC report would be more-accurate if marijuana sales taxes were clear.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 03:26:06 +0000 Jordan Michael 23182 at http://wlrn.org Florida Taxes Would Determine The True Cost Of Medical Marijuana Cameras-In-Court Justice Ben Overton Dies http://wlrn.org/post/cameras-court-justice-ben-overton-dies <p></p><p><em>The News Service of Florida</em></p><p>Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Ben F. Overton, the first justice appointed by the governor after the switch in the 1970s from elected justices, has died from complications of heart surgery, a spokesman for the court said.</p><p>Overton, who retired in 1999, was 86.</p><p>On the court for more than two decades, his legacy includes letting cameras into Florida courtrooms.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:17:11 +0000 David Royse 7052 at http://wlrn.org Cameras-In-Court Justice Ben Overton Dies Why A Conservative Legal Group Is Defending Florida Supreme Court Justices - Despite Republican Push http://wlrn.org/post/why-conservative-legal-group-defending-florida-supreme-court-justices-despite-republican-push <blockquote><p></p></blockquote><p>Legal scholars at the conservative <a href="http://www.fed-soc.org/aboutus/">Federalist Society </a>are heaping skepticism on the Republicans' rationale for drumming liberal Justices Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince and R. Fred Lewis out of the Florida Supreme Court for "judicial activism."</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 3567 at http://wlrn.org Why A Conservative Legal Group Is Defending Florida Supreme Court Justices - Despite Republican Push