Movers and Shakers

Appointments and Actions by Governor DeSantis: Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Board of Trustees Appointed were June Ann LeFors, Saint Augustine, an instructor for interpreter education as well as for the deaf and exceptional at the University of North Florida; and Christine Chapman, Saint Augustine, co-owner of All-American Air Conditioning and Heating. Florida Read more about Movers and Shakers[…]

Legal Updates

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE APPOINTMENT Governor DeSantis was dealt a defeat when the Florida Supreme Court sided with the plaintiff in the appointment battle over a new justice. According to the law, the initial appointment was ineligible because she had not been a Florida Bar member for the required time period. The Court agreed and Read more about Legal Updates[…]

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[…]