Legal Updates

DOCS VS GLOCKS As previously reported, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had been requested to vacate their decision ruling “Docs vs. Glocks”  constitutional.  The law prohibits doctors from asking questions regarding gun ownership.  The previous decision came on a 2-1 vote, but the full eleven member Court will now hear arguments and issue Read more about Legal Updates[…]

Issues of Interest

REDISTRICTING UPDATE  Congressional U.S. Representative Corrine Brown continues her efforts to maintain her current district.  Brown re-filed a federal lawsuit seeking relief from the changes made to District 5.  Rather than a north-south configuration, the new court-approved district runs east-west.  Brown contends the new district violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Florida Senate Circuit Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Legal Updates

CREDIT CARD SURCHARGES Florida has had a statute barring businesses from adding a credit card surcharge to purchases.  However, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, has struck down the law.  The ruling overturned a federal district judge who had ruled in favor of consumers. SLOT MACHINES AT PARI-MUTUELS   With the Read more about Legal Updates[…]

From the Capitol

The Florida Legislature adjourned its second special session of the summer on August 21st without agreement on a revised congressional map.  In July, the Florida Supreme Court ordered the Legislature to redraw the maps based on a lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters and others.  Circuit Judge Terry Lewis, who held a hearing Read more about From the Capitol[…]

Legal Updates

FLORIDA-GEORGIA WATER DISPUTE The decades-long dispute between Florida and Georgia over water rights is heading to the Supreme Court.  Florida continues to assert that Georgia illegally diverts water from the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, depriving the Apalachicola Bay of needed fresh water.  Unable to resolve the conflict under the provisions of a 1997 pact between Alabama, Read more about Legal Updates[…]