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An appellate judge wants to be shielded from testifying in a Hillsborough election misconduct case

An appeals court judge is asking the Florida Supreme Court to shield him from testifying in a battle about alleged misconduct.
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A Hillsborough circuit judge challenges a panel member in a wrongdoing case

Circuit Judge Nancy Jacobs filed a motion to disqualify Abigail MacIver from a Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission hearing panel,
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The number of judges could shrink from 15 to 12 in the Tampa-based 2nd District Court of Appeal

Florida legislators filed bills this week that could lead to fewer judges serving in the future on two state appeals courts.
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Joe Biden will nominate Julie Sneed to serve as a district judge in the Middle District of Florida

President Joe Biden will nominate four people to fill federal judgeships in Florida: three in South Florida and one in Tampa.
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Hillsborough judge accused of campaign wrongdoing

An investigative panel alleged that a circuit judge made “inappropriate and disparaging” remarks about her opponent during a 2022 election.
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Florida Supreme Court keeps a change to a rule about ‘fairness and diversity’ courses for judges

The Florida Supreme Court kept in place deletion of part of a rule allowing judges to take courses in “fairness and diversity” in continuing education.

MidPoint on Tort Reform: Big Changes for Insurance Companies May Be Your Undoing

Tort Reform: Big Changes for Insurance Companies May Be Your Undoing
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Fight over Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law goes to appeals court

A challenge to Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law has gone to a federal appeals court. State lawmakers want to expand the restrictions.
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Ten big legal battles to watch in 2023 in Florida and beyond

From abortion to Big Tech to guns, Florida heads into 2023 with courts weighing high-profile legal fights.
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New laws for Florida in 2023 include lobbying restrictions and toll breaks

New laws for Florida on January 1, 2023 include lobbying restrictions, toll breaks and making available land-preservation money.
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Judge blocks Florida’s Stop WOKE law on race-related instruction

A federal judge blocked Florida's "positively dystopian" Stop WOKE law that restricts how race can be taught in universities.
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Judge rejects a challenge to the Florida education law that critics call, “Don’t Say Gay”

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit challenging a controversial new Florida law that critics call "Don't Say Gay."

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