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Bill Cotterell

Florida Supreme Court weighs unconstitutional death sentences

May 05 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday weighed the fate of a death row inmate sentenced under a scheme the U.S. Supreme Court declared unconstitutional this year, in a case that could affect nearly 400 other state inmates awaiting execution.

Florida Supreme Court weighs unconstitutional death sentences

May 05 2016

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday weighed the fate of a death row inmate sentenced under a scheme the U.S. Supreme Court declared unconstitutional this year, in a case that could affect nearly 400 other state inmates awaiting execution.

Florida governor signs law ending funding to clinics providing abortions

Mar 25 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed a law that cuts off state funding for preventive health services to clinics providing abortion and imposes abortion restrictions already being tested before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Florida lawmakers: Couples can move in without saying 'I do'

Mar 09 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida lawmakers on Wednesday gave the thumbs-up to living together without being married, sending to the governor a bill repealing the state's Reconstruction-era ban on cohabitation by unmarried couples.

Florida lawmakers: Couples can move in without saying 'I do'

Mar 09 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida lawmakers on Wednesday gave the thumbs-up to living together without being married, sending to the governor a bill repealing the state's Reconstruction-era ban on cohabitation by unmarried couples.

Florida legislature approves controversial abortion restrictions

Mar 09 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida legislators on Wednesday approved abortion restrictions that include requirements for physicians similar to a Texas law currently under review by the Supreme Court and prohibited state funding for routine care at abortion clinics.

Florida killer put to death in first U.S. execution of year

Jan 07 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A former carnival worker convicted of killing three women in Florida was executed on Thursday after multiple overturned convictions and retrials, the first U.S. execution of 2016.

Florida woman died after hospital thought she was faking: lawyers

Jan 07 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A Florida woman who collapsed and later died after being arrested for refusing to leave a rural hospital emergency room may have lived if medical staff and police had not assumed she was faking illness, her lawyers said on Wednesday. | Video

Florida woman died after hospital thought she was faking: lawyers

Jan 06 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A Florida woman who collapsed and later died after being arrested for refusing to leave a rural hospital emergency room may have lived if medical staff and police had not assumed she was faking illness, her lawyers said on Wednesday.

Florida Supreme Court approves overhaul of congressional maps

Dec 02 2015

TAMPA/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday approved a plan to overhaul state congressional boundaries that a judge had declared unconstitutionally gerrymandered, a move that jeopardizes several incumbents in the 2016 election.

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