Nine Supreme Court Nominees Sent to DeSantis

Nine Supreme Court Nominees Sent to DeSantis

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — As Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to make a priority of reshaping the Florida Supreme Court, he will choose from among nine nominees to replace former justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck. The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominee Commission on Thursday released the list of nominees, […]

And They’re Off!

And They’re Off!

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — State lawmakers this week kicked off the 2020 legislative session with an action-packed schedule that featured speeches from Republican leaders, early tension over high-profile issues and a key Florida Supreme Court ruling. In his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis told legislators […]

Justices Back DeSantis on Key Felons’ Rights Question

Justices Back DeSantis on Key Felons’ Rights Question

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Siding with Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Supreme Court decided Thursday that a state law requiring payment of “legal financial obligations” properly carried out a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences. DeSantis asked the court for what is known […]

Possible E-Verify Compromise Emerges

Possible E-Verify Compromise Emerges

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Republican-dominated Legislature has long pushed back against requiring employers to conduct immigration background checks for new hires, but a bill filed Friday includes a potential compromise that could hand a win to Gov. Ron DeSantis on the controversial issue. The bill, filed by Rep. […]

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