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Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel loses power to subpoena officers after Florida Supreme Court decision

By Kacie Whaley | Jul 27, 2017

Following the Florida Supreme Court's June 22 decision that Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) cannot subpoena an officer who is under investigation, the CIP contends this decision will not affect the organization.

Florida Supreme Court finds cap on medical negligence award unconstitutional

By Kacie Whaley | Jul 17, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court affirmed the 4th District Court of Appeal's decision to deem a statute unconstitutional that would cap noneconomic damages in a personal injury case.

Some say courts are right to not make political meetings mandatory for Sweetwater mayor

By Kacie Whaley | May 26, 2017

MIAMI — Florida trial and appeal courts have decided that Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez cannot be forced to attend commission meetings, and some find this ruling to be fair.

Courts say Sweetwater mayor not required to attend commission meetings

By Kacie Whaley | May 25, 2017

MIAMI — An appeals court recently decided to reject a political committee effort to recall Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez, upholding a trial court's ruling.

Court concludes Burmese pythons, other large snakes can be taken across state lines

By Kacie Whaley | May 1, 2017

MIAMI — An appeals court recently concluded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cannot legally bar large exotic snakes from being traded across state lines, despite their potential threat to Florida's native animals.