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Florida Jury Slammed Cigarette Company With Almost $24 Billion In Damages

This week a Florida jury imposed punitive damages of $23.6 billion on the country’s second largest cigarette company.

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Fundraising Event With CEO Of Private Prison Company Gets National Scrutiny

Gov. Rick Scott got some national media attention – again—this weekend following news that he held a campaign event in the home of the CEO of a controversial private prison company that operates a detention facility in Florida.

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Judge Throws Out Florida’s Gay Marriage Ban In The Keys

A circuit judge in Monroe County ruled Florida’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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Inmate’s Gassing Death Latest In Complaints Against Florida Prisons

Florida’s Department of Corrections (DOC) is under fire again for another round of allegations of abuse and corruption in the state’s prisons.

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Human Rights Groups Call For Federal Investigation Into Scalding Death At South Florida Prison

A coalition of human rights and religious groups is asking the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to look into a scalding death that occurred at a state prison in South Florida.

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Former DEO Employee Wins Whistleblower Lawsuit Against The State

A former employee at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) won a lawsuit against the state. In the suit, she claims the DEO inappropriately reported thousands of Floridians to collections agencies, which has resulted in botched credit scores for many.

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Court Wants Another Ruling On Secret Redistricting Documents

The fight over whether 538 pages of confidential documents should have been made public during the 12-day redistricting trial continues.

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Florida Supreme Court Upholds Law Speeding Up Death Sentences

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme ruled a 2013 law aimed at speeding up death penalties in the state was constitutional.

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ACLU Sues Sarasota Police For Access To Records On Cell Phone Tracking Program

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed an emergency motion in Florida court in order to gain access to information about a controversial cell phone tracking program known as “stingray.”

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Death Penalty Law

This week the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that a Florida law setting strict criteria based on IQ test scores to determine a defendant’s eligibility for the death penalty is unconstitutional. Justices ruled the state’s law was too rigid.

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