Governor DeSantis Appointments

Appointments made by Governor DeSantis: Florida Supreme Court On May 26th, Governor DeSantis appointed Judge Renatha Francis and John D. Couriel to the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Francis, West Palm Beach, is the first Jamaican American to serve on the Court. A judge for the 15th circuit court, she previously served as judge for the Miami-Dade Read more about Governor DeSantis Appointments[…]

Issues of Interest

DEEPWATER HORIZON April 20th marked the ten-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Wildlife has been forever altered, with fish and other sea life still showing oil contamination. The federal moratorium on drilling off the Florida coast is set to expire in 2022. PRESCRIPTIONS DRONE DELIVERY If you live in The Villages, you may be able Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Legal Updates

REMOTE SUPREME COURT HEARINGS Florida’s Supreme Court has made the transition to remote video hearings in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The first of such hearings was held on May 6th. SUSPENSION OF JURY TRIALS Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady extended the period for the suspension of jury trials through July 2nd. Other types of Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Legal Updates

BALLOT POSITIONING A U.S. District Court judge struck down a 1951 law requiring that the political party in control of the Governor’s Office during an election year be listed first on ballots. Statistics have shown that the first ballot position receives a disproportionate number of votes, creating an unfair advantage. BEST AND BRIGHTEST SETTLEMENT A Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Legal Updates

GOVERNOR SUSPENSION POWERS The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the Governor has the authority to suspend former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for neglect of duty and incompetence. GAINESVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A Florida appeals court has ruled in favor of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce regarding its exemption to pay taxes to the Alachua County Read more about Legal Updates[…]