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Florida Supreme Court justices are urged to weigh environmental funding

Environmental groups Thursday urged the Florida Supreme Court to take up a long-running legal battle over state conservation funding.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody

Ashley Moody urges the Florida Supreme Court to consider if “unborn children” are protected by the state constitution’s “Natural Persons Clause”

Liberty Counsel wrote, “.. the Alabama Supreme Court noted that an unborn child qualifies as a human life, a human being, and a person.”

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...
Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade

Proposed Florida constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights meets its signature requirements

The largest number of valid signatures, 54,277, had been collected in Congressional District 14 in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Marijuana. By Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, May 2011.

Florida justices seem skeptical of the state’s arguments against a recreational cannabis amendment

Florida Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical that the court should reject a proposed constitutional amendment on recreational marijuana.
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...
elections

A Republican in the Florida Legislature seeks to make it more difficult to amend the state constitution

A proposal to require a two-thirds vote to change the Florida Constitution is back for the 2024 legislative session.
Florida redistricting

Some appeals court judges seem skeptical of voting rights groups’ claim that Florida’s congressional districts are unconstitutional

An appeals court weighs the constitutionality of a congressional redistricting plan that Florida's Ron DeSantis pushed through the Legislature.
lobbyist

Florida fights a ruling that halts its lobbying restriction

AG Ashley Moody’s office has asked an appeals court to overturn a block of a Florida constitutional amendment restricting lobbying.
Florida redistricting

Voting rights groups say the ruling that Florida’s congressional redistricting is unconstitutional should stand

Previously a judge ruled that a congressional redistricting plan backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis violated the Florida Constitution.
abortion rights rally

Florida abortion rights initiative tops 400,000 signatures

A proposed constitutional amendment ensuring abortion rights has topped 400,000 valid petition signatures submitted to the state.
pot plants

Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments about a recreational marijuana constitutional amendment

The allows “adults 21 years or older to possess, purchase, or use marijuana products and marijuana accessories” for non-medical consumption.

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