Pam Bondi

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    October 22, 2014

    Rick Scott Admitted That He Postponed An Inmate's Execution So Pam Bondi Could Throw a Party

    In September of 2013, we brought you the story of Attorney General Pam Bondi asking Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of an inmate on Florida's death row so she could throw herself a fundraiser. Scott honored Bondi's request, and the execution of Marshall Lee Gore was stayed so she could ha ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Pam Bondi Wants Florida Supreme Court to Decide Issue of Same-Sex Marriage

    On Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a motion to the Third District Court of Appeal that the consolidated Pareto-Huntsman case, which deals with the topic of same-sex marriage, should be given a pass-through -- meaning it would skip the appeals court and go straight to the Flori ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Pam Bondi and Rick Scott Refuse to Lift Ban on Same-Sex Marriage, Despite SCOTUS Ruling

    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject same-sex marriage appeals in several states earlier this week -- opening the door to lifting the ban in a total of 30 states -- the attorney general and Gov. Rick Scott are still sticking to their guns in trying to keep same-sex marriage banned ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Marriage Equality in Florida: The Various Ways It Could Play Out

    Yesterday, the nine justices of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined to hear any of the federal cases pending before them regarding state bans on same-sex marriage. By not taking up the cases, SCOTUS allows the lower district court decisions to stand, meaning same-sex couples in ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Death of a Boca Teen Launches an Investigation into NBOMe, an LSD-Like Synthetic Drug

    Joseph Kuhn's head was a madhouse, and all he wanted was a becalming glimpse of the ocean. The bad economy had killed his business first, then finished off his savings; now, he was facing foreclosure. The only thing that could douse his nerves was a daily trip to the beach. So on Thursday, June 13, ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Supreme Court Rejects Gay Marriage Appeals: What Does That Mean for Florida?

    On Monday, the United States Supreme Court rejected five states looking to keep same-sex marriages illegal, which means Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin can immediately join the other states that recognize same-sex unions. Moreover, same-sex couples living in Colorado, Kansas, North ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Broward County Lesbians Challenge Gay Marriage Law: "We Are Not Second-Class Citizens"

    In 2002, Heather Brassner, a Palm Beach County art dealer, and her then-partner, Megan Lade, were joined together in a civil union in Vermont. Though they were initially committed to each other, the relationship fell apart about four years ago, when Lade allegedly cheated on Brassner and ran off wit ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    Pam Bondi Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    It had appeared as if maybe she wouldn't, but late Thursday afternoon Florida state Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an appeal notice on behalf of Surgeon General Dr. John H. Armstrong, Secretary of Management Services Craig J. Nichols, and Washington County Clerk of Court Harold Bazzell. On August ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Pam Bondi Challenges Primary Winner George Sheldon to Debate

    Former Obama official George Sheldon defeated his primary opponent for the right to take on Pam Bondi for the state attorney general last night. And Bondi wasted no time in calling him up and challenging the man to a debate. Sheldon's win was pretty overwhelming, taking more than 60 percent of the ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Broward Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

    Hi. Hello. How are you? It's Primary Election night, and lots and lots of races are being decided by the very little of you who actually showed up to vote. But, no worries. We got you covered on the winners as the results come in. See which judges will be cleaning up our streets. See which guy wi ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Broward Primary: Races You Should Know About Before Voting

    As you may very well know, Tuesday is the big Primary Elections Day. And while it's not superfancy like November elections, it's pretty damned important. Mainly because Tuesday will decide who faces whom come November, when things start to get real. Primary days usually have low turnout, but it's s ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Boca Rock Duo, Wolfcat, Write Pam Bondi a Song About Gay Marriage

    The Sex Pistols railed, "God save the queen/She ain't no human being." The Dead Kennedys sang, "Blow it out your ass, Ronald Reagan." And now, here comes Wolfcat, getting all up in the face of our twice-divorced, thrice-married, yet gay-marriage-denying attorney general, asking her (more tunefull ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    Broward Commissioners Support Same-Sex Marriage with Resolution

    In the midst of four different judges ruling that the ban on same-sex in Florida is unconstitutional, and attorney general Pam Bondi's blowback of those rulings, Broward County Commissioners have stepped up to show their support for same-sex marriage by passing a resolution on Tuesday. Along with t ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Pam Bondi Asks to Freeze Gay Marriage Cases Until Supreme Court Decides

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to decide whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to sanction same-sex marriage. If her motion is successful, then the South Florida couples who are challenging the state's ban would not be heard in the ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Florida Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

    Judge Sarah Zabel of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court has ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage in Florida is unconstitutional. Back in May, six same-sex couples filed a motion asserting that Florida's marriage ban cannot stand in light of last year's U.S. Supreme Court of Miami-Dade ruling th ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    SKYY Vodka and Freedom Freedom to Marry Hosting #ToastToMarriage Party at Georgie's Alibi This Weekend

    This past week has held big news on the gay marriage front for the state of Florida. Last Thursday, Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in the Florida Keys struck down the state ban of gay marriage, stating it violated the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. He ordered the Monroe County Cl ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Same-Sex Couples Deliver Petitions to Pam Bondi's Office

    When Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia overturned Florida's 2008 constitutional gay-marriage ban and ordered that couples wishing to be married in Key West to be allowed to do so as early as this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi worked quickly to stamp out the ruling. Bondi's office issued a ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Eight Reasons Pam Bondi Is the Worst Attorney General in Florida History

    Rick Scott seems to be a big target when it comes to the majority of Floridians fed up with the way things are run down here. Will that vitriol be enough to oust Scott in the election come November? Time (and the ballots) will tell. But another key figure is also running for re-election come Novem ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    Florida Somehow the Least Pill-Poppin' State in the South

    There's a classic episode of Current TV's Vanguard that takes place in Florida. "Oxycontin Express" took reporter Mariana van Zeller to Broward, where she talked to pill addicts and the people who travel here from out of state to purchase drugs and traffic them elsewhere. It's so good! It won a Peab ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Gay Florida Couples Suing the State Will Be Heard in Court Today

    The six same-sex couples who sued the state back in January and are asking a state court to rule that Florida's ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional will finally be heard today in a Miami courtroom. Eleventh Judicial Court Judge Sarah Zabel will preside over the case of Pareto v. Ruvin in a ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Scientologists Host Pam Bondi Fundraiser Tonight

    So there's a big party and fundraiser for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi tonight, in some swanky digs in Clearwater. If you're in the neighborhood and have a spare grand, you might wanna drop by. Just be prepared to be audited at the door. Not IRS audited. Scientology audited. See also: - Anti- ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Florida Voters Are Lukewarm on Pam Bondi, According to Poll

    From voting on a former governor who jumped parties or a governor with a low approval rating to legalizing medical marijuana, Florida has some interesting things to vote for come election time. But one election of real significance could be that of attorney general. Pam Bondi has already filed for ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz Calls Medical Marijuana Initiative "Too Broad" (UPDATE)

    Update: National Press Secretary for the Democratic Party Mike Czin has released a statement concerning Wasserman Schultz's comments. "She was speaking as a mom and a member of congress on her personal concerns on a local issue," Czin says. "The Democratic National Committee has not taken an offici ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Florida Medical Marijuana's Biggest Opponents and Threats

    Florida seems to be well on its way to getting medical marijuana legalized. Voters this November are going to be able to decide on their own whether weed should be made legal for folks with debilitating diseases, and a bill that would decriminalize the use of a strain of medical marijuana for kids w ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Florida Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana Initiative

    In the week the Super Bowl is being played by two cities (Seattle, Denver) in states that legalize pot, Florida just got that much closer to being a part of the blaze. The Florida Supreme Court has approved to have a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana be put on the ballot this ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    Signatures Verified -- Medical Marijuana WILL be on Florida Ballot Unless Supreme Court Nixes Language

    Advocates of medical marijuana met their goal -- they collected enough signatures to see that the issue gets posed to voters on this November's ballot. Elections officials announced today they they verified 710,508 signatures that were submitted -- enough to force a vote on a proposed constitutio ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Medical Marijuana Advocates Making Strides as Supreme Court Ponders a Ruling

    According to campaign-finance reports for November, lawyer and pro-medical marijuana advocate John Morgan has put more than $500 grand into the People United for Medical Marijuana campaign. All told, he's put in about $972,125, bringing this thing almost to a cool million. Meanwhile, United for Ca ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Today: Supreme Court Hearing on Medical Marijuana

    Today is pretty much Super Bowl Sunday for the medical marijuana issues here in Florida, at least for the next year. The state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday over the 75 words proponents want to include on next year's ballot, an initiative that would open the doors for doctors ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Florida's Supreme Court To Hear Medical Marijuana Legalization Debate

    Looks like medical weed will finally have its day, as the Florida Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments about whether a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana should be put on the ballot next November. The arguments have been set for December 5. Florida GOPers, fo ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Medical Marijuana Group Is "Hiding the Ball," Says Pam Bondi

    With 70 percent of Floridians approving the legalizing of medical marijuana, and a drive to get it on the ballot next November as a constitutional amendment garnering over 100,000 signatures, it's safe to assume that Florida is as close as it has ever been to becoming the 21st state to legalize weed ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Pam Bondi Is Sorry She Delayed an Execution So She Could Throw a Party

    A few weeks ago, we told you about how State Attorney General Pam Bondi had the execution of a convicted murderer postponed because it got in the way of her reelection kickoff party. Well, now Bondi has come out with a "mea culpa" (or a "my bad," if you prefer) and has apologized for having Marshal ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Pam Bondi Gets Execution Rescheduled So She Can Hold a Fundraiser

    GOPers sure do love them death penalty executions. Especially here in Florida. Except, of course, when they get in the way of fundraisers, like one did for State Attorney General Pam Bondi. The state was set to execute Marshall Lee Gore on Monday for the 1988 raping, strangling, and stabbing of 30 ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Pam Bondi Wants Young Adults to Be Able to Buy Guns in Florida

    What kind of country do we live in where 18-year-old kids aren't allowed to buy themselves a gun? Because that's exactly the battle Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is fighting, as the Supreme Court grapples with a decision to overturn a law that poops all over the Second Amendment and says kids ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Obama Got It All Wrong With California Attorney General; Florida Attorney General Is Way Hotter

    President Barack Obama called California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday night to apologize for calling her "by far the best-looking attorney general in the country" during a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on Thursday afternoon in Atherton, California. And rightly so. Obama ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    Rick Scott and Joe Abruzzo Challenge the NCAA to Arm Wrestling Match

    The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e. picnic, lightening.)

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    June 30, 2012

    Leap Second to Be Added Today; Will Florida Resist?

    In yet another example of gross government overreach and excessive bureaucratic regulation, officials have announced that today, June 30, will be one second longer than a normal Earth day. At 11:59:59 p.m. tonight, the officially recognized time will receive an extra second before rolling over to mi ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    July 26, 2011

    Attorney General's Office Accuses Hallandale Company of Running Hurricane-Shutter Scam

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeRobert Hoffman, the owner of Rolladen, was arrested last week on fraud charges.​Apparently Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi doesn't take kindly to people running scams on people under the guise of natural disasters.Bondi announced yesterday that her office has filed a law ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Rick Scott and Cabinet's Decision for Ex-Con Voting Hurdles Seems Bogus, Study Implies​As much as Gov. Rick Scott likes to make the rules, it looks like his Cabinet's idea for making new hurdles for ex-convicts to have their civil rights restored was pulled out of their collective asses, according to implications from a recent study by the Florida Parole Commission.The s ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Federal Judge Declares Florida Death Penalty Unconstitutional; Casey Anthony Fans Hopeful​We'll sum up U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez' 94-page ruling in Evans v. McNeil for you: Florida's death penalty is unconstitutional.The crux of his ruling was a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling -- Ring v. Arizona -- which found that a jury must agree on the aggravating ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Revised 'Pill Mill' Bill Approved By House Committee

    ​So much for the governor's pill mill "strike force." Florida just may get a prescription drug-monitoring program after all.  Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved a revised bill, (HB 7095), that scraps Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to repeal the drug tracking system, which also rec ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Felon Voting Laws, Racism, Rick Scott, and Pam Bondi, Part II

    Florida Attorney GeneralYou really think justice is colorblind, Ms. Bondi?​The Florida Clemency Board's decision last week to reinstate an archaic felon voting ban has set off a storm of protest. The new rule, which requires nonviolent felons to wait five years after completing their sentences to ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Federal Pill Mill Raid Shuts Pain Clinics Across South Florida

    Commercial Medical Group, one of the raided businesses.​The feds have taken note of South Florida's illegally run "pill mills," and a yearlong undercover investigation culminated in an early-morning raid today. It focused on mills that flouted prescription laws. Rounded up in the sweep was Zvi Per ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Carl Hiaasen, Pam Bondi Weigh In on "Bath Salt" Drug Scare

    Erowid.orgNot your mama's bath salts.​What's off-white, crumbly, sold in gas stations, and goes up your nose? Hint: You're not actually supposed to take a bath with it. The party drug MDPV, marketed as "bath salts," packs the anxiety-laden punch of a vat of coffee and the comedown of a mild meth t ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Dave Aronberg, Pam Bondi's New Pick to Fight Pill Mills, Has His Work Cut Out for Him

    Disarming pain clinics with a single smile.​Now that Rick Scott has nixed the state Office of Drug Control, which was instrumental in getting anti-pill-mill legislation passed, the duty to try to curb the illegal pill-mill industry falls on whoever will take it.Enter Pam Bondi, your new Republican ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Concede? Hell No. Secede!

    ​It just happened. Florida has officially elected the man who oversaw the greatest Medicare fraud in U.S. history as its governor. You might think I would welcome this sort of thing. I remember when I covered the 2000 recount thinking at the end of it, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave t ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Election Day Notes

    Let's start this thing off with a couple of blog votes. On Amendments 5 and 6, it's pretty easy: If you like gerrymandering, vote against them. As for me, it's a yes vote on these two. On the judicial race between John Fry and John Howes for County Court Judge in District 1, I've made a decision. T ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Friday Morning Hits

    -- Remember those shady attack ads aimed at Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber accusing him of being "toxic to Jewish education"? Pam Bondi Campaign Gelber and Bondi at last night's Univision debate.​Initially, it didn't appear that Gelber's opponent, Pam Bondi, ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Anatomy of the Gelber Attack: From Amway To Huizenga

    Sometimes  negative campaigning lives up to its bad name. The weekend attack on Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber is a perfect example of the kind of sleazy negative campaigning that should make your skin crawl. In the ads sent out this week ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Fort Lauderdale Tea Party Declares Victory

    ​When David Gould, a 26-year-old Fort Lauderdale man showed up at the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and Federal Highway -- the spot known to local tea partiers as "the corner" -- he expected some sort of confrontation. He's pretty liberal and this is, after all, the location of the self-proclai ... More >>

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