Tag Archives: Florida Supreme Court

Florida Supreme Court Axes Legal Weed Initiative

The Miami Herald reports: A high-profile effort to legalize marijuana was all but killed by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. In a 5-2 decision, justices ruled a constitutional ballot initiative by Make it Legal Florida to be “misleading.” The ruling came after Attorney General Ashley Moody asked for the Court to advise whether the potential constitutional initiative would be …

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FLORIDA: State Supreme Court To Define “Sexual Intercourse” Between Gay People

Via the Associated Press: The Florida Supreme Court will consider the definition of sexual intercourse in a case involving a gay man charged with not letting a partner know he was HIV-positive. A lawyer for Gary Debaun is trying to have a charge dismissed under a 1986 law designed to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus. The law …

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FLORIDA: AG Pam Bondi Tells State Appeals Court To Hold Off Until SCOTUS Rules On Same-Same Marriage

Filing separate motions in both the Monroe County and Miami-Dade County cases, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked a state appeals court to continue those counties’ stays on marriage ban overturn rulings until the US Supreme Court rules on one of the cases already presented to it. “Neither this Court nor the Florida Supreme Court can decide this federal …

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Crist Steps To The Left, Eyes Senate Run

Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist has just pissed off the fundie world by appointing black civil rights activist James Perry to the state Supreme Court. In a move that angered some conservatives but could please minority supporters, Gov. Charlie Crist has named Circuit Judge James Perry of Sanford to the Florida Supreme Court. Conservative interest groups including the National …

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