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The Scoop: Tues., September 5, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting A state judge struck down North Florida’s congressional districts Saturday, rebuffing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attempts to defy anti-gerrymandering protections. DeSantis had put the state’s Fair Districts Amendment up against the U.S. Constitution, openly...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Thurs., August 17, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Lawsuit filed against limiting college instruction Students, professors, and supporters of New College filed a lawsuit against the University System of Florida’s Board of Governors and the New College Board of Trustees over a law...
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Judge blocks subpoenas of DeSantis aids in a records fight over migrant flights

A judge has rejected subpoenas seeking to force aides to Gov. Ron DeSantis to testify about Florida's controversial migrant flights.
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Opponents of Florida’s congressional redistricting plan attempt to shield lawmakers from testifying

Opponents of a congressional redistricting plan pushed by Ron DeSantis are fighting an effort to shield key lawmakers from testifying.
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DeSantis seeks to shield redistricting documents

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is fighting to prevent the release of documents in a lawsuit challenging Florida redistricting.

MidPoint: Judge sides with business leaders who say DeSantis’ “Stop WOKE” law hurts Florida businesses

Local businesses have sued to have DeSantis’ “Stop Woke” law declared unconstitutional under the First Amendment because it purports to censor what their private businesses can say to their employees, especially in diversity, equity &...
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John Morgan: smokable medical marijuana appeal is Rick Scott putting politics over people

On Friday a judge ruled that Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional; but the state is appealing the ruling. During a conference with reporters Tuesday, attorney John Morgan said he hopes Governor Rick...
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Florida is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors

The State of Florida is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors for what Attorney General Pam Bondi says could end up being billions of dollars. Bondi made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at an addiction recovery center...

Update on lawsuit to enforce Florida’s conservation lands amendment

After Florida voters overwhelmingly supported amending the state constitution in 2014 to earmark funds for conservation lands, the state legislature came up short with the implementation; that’s the contention of several conservation organizations that sued...
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CAIR-Florida part of lawsuit against Trump immigrant ban

President Donald Trump is getting sued; the chief executive director of the Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is part of a lawsuit against Trump and other government leaders over the new immigration...

Army reservist sues Gov. Scott saying he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan

Army reservist sues Gov. Scott saying he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan

Hillsborough County V. Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White

For the first time in history the Hillsborough County Board of County is suing one of their own board members. Today Commissioner Rose Ferlita moved to file suit against Commissioner Kevin White, so that he...

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