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A Florida Senate panel advances a bill to prohibit kids under the age of 16 from having social media accounts — despite First Amendment warnings

Florida senators Monday evening moved forward with a proposal to try to prevent minors under age 16 from using social media.
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Crisis of the US Courts, Florida Inflation

The United States courts are key to the system of checks and balances. We are witnessing a court reverse progress on settled law. Is there a crisis of the courts? A constitutional crisis? Also, inflation...
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A Florida Senate panel advances a bill to prohibit kids under the age of 16 from having social media accounts — despite First Amendment warnings

Florida senators Monday evening moved forward with a proposal to try to prevent minors under age 16 from using social media.
Florida redistricting

The Florida Supreme Court will take up whether the state’s congressional redistricting plan is unconstitutional

The Florida Supreme Court’s indicated that the case is unlikely to be resolved in time for the 2024 congressional elections.

Abortion On The Ballot?

A panel of Attorneys and Organizers from Floridians Protecting Freedom, the coalition of advocacy groups promoting the abortion rights FL Constitutional Amendment, are with us to discuss the referendum’s path through collecting petition signatures to...

Money in Politics, Disqualifying Trump, Jan. 6th and More Constitutional Issues Today

Guest host Matt Newton talks with Stetson Constitutional Law Prof. Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and Tampa Councilman Luis Viera about the many constitutional legal issues on our radar today. 
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Industry groups tell the U.S. Supreme Court that Florida’s social media law is “entirely incompatible with the First Amendment”

The Supreme Court said in September that it will take up the case and a challenge to a similar Texas law.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., November 28, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

LGBTQ+ inclusion Tampa and St. Petersburg recently scored perfect scores on the National Human Rights Campaign’s nationwide LGBTQ inclusion assessment. However, this comes as the HRC still deems Florida to be in a ‘state of...

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution

Episode 20: Interview with Tarneisha Peters, Director of BBIF small business loan institution
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Mon., November 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Police presence in Ybor City 100 officers were patrolling in their vehicles, on foot, by bike, and on horseback in Ybor over the weekend. Two sixteen-year-olds were arrested for felonies. Police made nine other felony...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., November 1, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Constitutionality of North Florida congressional districts The constitutionality of North Florida’s congressional districts was under question yesterday as a panel of state appeal court judges questioned attorneys. Some judges took issue with plaintiffs’ arguments against...

JUNETEENTH and The Quest for Freedom

The real celebration of freedom in the U.S. is June 19. Today, a look at Congressional efforts to end the “Punishment Loophole” in the 13th amendment of the U.S. constitution, the search for ancestors and...

MidPoint: Florida’s New Immigration Laws

Local Immigration lawyers Chelsea Nowel and Ananis Makar joined Shelley for an overview of the new punitive and disruptive Florida immigration laws that threaten the Florida economy and treat undocumented people with a complete lack...

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