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DeSantis OKs a plan to add judges, including two county judges in Hillsborough

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 11 bills, including a measure that will increase the number of circuit court and county judges in Florida.
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A Florida appeals court backs Facebook in dismissing a case over a cloned account

A Florida appeals court Wednesday backed Facebook’s argument that it should be dismissed from a lawsuit filed by an ammunition company.
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Florida lawmakers sign off on nine new judges, including two county judges in Hillsborough County

Florida lawmakers unanimously passed a plan that would create nine new judgeships.
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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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