U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Pam Bondi Officially Opposes Lesbian Couple's Divorce

    Pam Bondi is once again opposing same-sex marriage rights in Florida. On Wednesday, the attorney general filed papers in Broward County Circuit Court saying that Palm Beach resident Heather Brassner and her former partner, Megan Lade, should not be granted a petition for divorce. Brassner and Lade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Six Ways Rick Scott Has Screwed Florida

    Earlier this week, Rick Scott was called out on a couple of misleading campaign ads which claim that 300,000 Floridians have lost their insurance due to Obamacare. But Florida Blue, the insurance company at the center of one of the ads, says that this is not true. Scott, however, is standing by t ... More >>

  • News

    February 20, 2014
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    August 2, 2013

    Florida (Again) Scheduled to Execute Paranoid Schizophrenic

    Florida is (again) scheduled to kill a man whom many say is too sick to die. John Errol Ferguson -- a 65-year-old paranoid schizophrenic who claims he is the "prince of God," has powers from the sun, and will be resurrected after death to foil a communist plot against America -- is scheduled to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Buju Banton's Appeal Struck Down

    A panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Thursday shot down Grammy-winning reggae artist Buju Banton's appeal on federal drug charges. The judges also reversed the lower court's decision to throw out a gun charge. Now the same judge who decided there wasn't enough  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Supreme Court to Hear Fane Lozman's Lawsuit Over Towed Riviera Beach Floating House (UPDATED)

    ​Riviera Beach activist Fane Lozman has been in a long legal battle with the city after Riviera Beach officials got the feds to seize and tow away the houseboat floating home* where he lived in a local marina.The towing, nearly three years ago, followed a previous trial in which a jury found that ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011
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    July 28, 2011

    Miramar Man Sentenced for DUI Manslaughter; Apparently Didn't Have the Cash to Avoid Prison

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeRobert Jones​A 33-year-old Miramar man was sentenced today to ten years up the river for drunkenly mowing over and killing a motorcyclist in 2009.Robert Jones pleaded guilty a few weeks ago to killing 43-year-old Eric Maron while he was drunk-driving his fiancée's daughter ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011
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    April 5, 2011

    Litigious Activist Jack Thompson Files State Complaint Against John Bowman

    Jack Thompson​In more than two months since they took a statement from Charles Harper, 18, alleging past sexual abuse by Broward Circuit Judge John Bowman, the Plantation Police Department has been conducting an investigation and has been mum about its status or eventual completion.Many of the ano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Mark Guerette's Tenant, Cheryl Mann, Faced Criminal Charges and Struggled to Pay Rent

    Michael McElroyMark Guerette​In this week's feature we tell the story of Mark Guerette, who saw a glut of empty houses and people with no place to go, and decided to take the matter into his own hands. After moving more than a dozen families into foreclosed houses and collecting rent for a few mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    College Student Defends Facebook First Amendment Rights and Settles With Former Principal

    via Chris KasurakCartoon of cyberbullying, free speech's evil tug-of-war partner.​Where is the line between cyberbullying and free speech? If one exists, it's wide, gray, and quite cloudy, and Katherine Evans walked it for two years as she sued her former Pembroke Pines Charter High School princip ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    Fantasy Voter Fraud

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Election or Not, These Campaign Operatives Have Hit the Jackpot

    Shifrel​Take a bow Jack Shifrel. No matter what happens in tomorrow's election, you've already made over $15,000 across eight county and state judicial races. Of course, Shifrel won't be keeping all of that loot. Some of it surely goes to the condo commandos who make sure that a candidate's name a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Suspicion Cast on Judge Skolnik's Accuser; Webmaster Now Under Criminal Investigation

    Flickr: Brooks ElliottFort Lauderdale police are looking closely at the Skolnik campaign's dustup with a web designer; was it really about money?​For a man who claims to be a victim, Stephen Smith has behaved very strangely. The webmaster seized the domains of Broward Circuit Court Judge Peter Sko ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Despite History of Crack Abuse, Man From Ultra-Rich Lauderdale Family Wins Custody of 2-Year-Old

    Photo provided by Lisa HutchingsWes Hutchings, in an undated photo.​Wesley Hutchings enjoys the kinds of privileges that come with being born to a family made rich by the American automotive industry. His father, James "Jack" Hutchings made hundreds of millions though the manufacture of air-condit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    List of U.S. Attorney Applicants Is Out

    Sixteen lawyers have applied for the job of being the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes from Palm Beach County south. Here's the list, which was released this morning by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission:David M. ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Witch Hunt at New Mount Olive

    Trustees at the state's biggest black church and its pastor are at odds – and heading for court.

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Storming the Castle

    Hallandale Beach and a Broward judge are trying to drive a man from his home

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Going to Plan T

    Obfuscation made things worse in North Broward hospitals, so the brass is trying the truth option

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Muscles, Murder, and a Messiah, Part 2

    Gil Fernandez Jr. could be responsible for as many as nine murders. If he's truly repentant, his former prosecutor says, he needs to confess his sins.

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Vested Interests

    War has been good for Pompano Beach's Point Blank Body Armor

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    July 21, 2005


    Woo Ooh Ooh

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    March 31, 2005


    PBA Putsch

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    One-Way Street

    Popped for DUI? Smile. You've just fallen victim to the DHSMV's kangaroo court.

  • News

    January 15, 2004

    Porn War

    Why can't the kids get along? If Momma knew what was going on, she'd be heartbroken.

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    United States of Jesus

    The folks who are "reclaiming America for Christ" are pushing an agenda for a Taliban-like state where Scripture is law

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Deutsch Marks

    He's raised a lot of money in his bid for the Senate, but from whom?

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Burn, Oliphant, Burn

    Listen up, lady; your attackers know whereof they speak

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    The Whitest Greens

    Augusta refugees will find everything they want -- and everyone they don't -- at many of South Florida's private clubs

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Barred For Life

    The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    First Pledge

    Out front on Michael Newdow's story, we become a target

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    June 20, 2002

    The Double Cross

    Two years ago, Ken Eggleston was Palm Beach County Sheriff Ed Bieluch's heir apparent. Now, they are implacable foes. What happened?

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Old-School Psychic

    Miss Cleo is neither Jamaican nor a shaman, but she is a Catholic schoolgirl

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    A Queer Law

    Florida's ban on gay adoption is not only unjust; it's downright homophobic

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Festive Debt

    One of the most hallowed traditions in Broward's black community faces financial ruin

  • Culture

    February 15, 2001

    Cough It Up

    The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    The Elmo Files

    The saga of would-be liberal crusader and ex-con James "Elmo" Spaulding proves that anyone can get a second chance in America. And a third. And maybe even a fourth.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    A Homeless Homicide

    A stoned driver killed Christina Van Huffel in his Mercedes. The mental-health system let her die.

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Dead Man Waiting

    Billy Elledge brutally raped and murdered a woman in Hollywood 25 years ago. He has sat in prison since then, evidence that Florida's death penalty isn't working.

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Impeachment as Cache

    If there's anyone who can feel Bill Clinton's pain, it's ousted-judge-turned-congressman Alcee Hastings

  • News

    May 28, 1998

    United They Fall

    The effort to unionize Kitchens of the Oceans drove the company out of town and Haitian employees into unemployment lines

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Biting Back

    A K-9 took a huge chunk out of Rusty Samarco's leg. The crippling bite was worse than the crime.

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    December 18, 1997

    Witness for the Persecution

    Kim Mascola's life reads like a made-for-TV movie script. In fact, it nearly became one. Then the lawsuits started to fly.

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