A defining moment of Rick Scott's political career is at hand, in a form no one would have predicted. New legislation concerning the death penalty is on its way to his desk. If he signs it, the Sunshine State may embark on an official killing spree. Florida has long stood out among the 50 states in ... More >>
This is a bit of a guess, but we think it's safe to say Broward Republican Chair Tom Truex didn't change his Facebook photo this week to one of those now-ubiquitous red equal signs. Truex -- a former Davie mayor who recently took the reins from Rick Petrocelli, private investigator -- received a le ... More >>
Staring down the barrel of what's sure to be a brutal campaign to stay in the governor's mansion beyond 2014, Rick Scott is pushing out a variety of campaigns that seem aimed at scoring points with weary voters. On Wednesday Scott announced he's planning to give every public school teacher in Flor ... More >>
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., a statistical flow chart documenting which of your buddies' "girlfriends" you've actually seen in person).
Even though a good portion of its candidates were booted out of office in November, and even though Floridians shot down Amendment 1, and even though Obama not only won the election but also won Florida, the Tea Party is still insisting that the government do what it says, because of loud angry reas ... More >>
While plenty of candidates are going to be trying to make their opponents look like off-kilter, rhetoric-spouting do-nothings, it's not likely any have an easier time of it than Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate aiming for the District 18 seat.He's running against that velvet-voiced charmer A ... More >>
Congressman Allen West, along with anybody else up for election in November, is really ticked off about the Supreme Court upholding the terrible progressive Marxist Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.West, however, is the only one calling it the "Patient Protection Unaffordable Tax Act (PPUT ... More >>
Congressman Allen West is perturbed by the Supreme Court upholding the individual mandate. That isn't particularly surprising, so when he called it "a sad day for Americans," there wasn't a blog post about it. Likewise when he said, "Well, I got a great idea. I believe that for personal security, ev ... More >>
It's an election year, and something good happened to the incumbent president. You know what that means: The opposition party is about to do a lot of yelling.We're dealing, of course, with the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to knock down Obamacare's individual mandate -- you know, the one that we're a ... More >>
We had a four-story package a few weeks ago that looked at Arizona's SB 1070, the controversial law that would turn local law enforcement into immigration officials -- the controversial law that was just gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court.The court said this morning that Arizona was not allowed to mak ... More >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court debates the Arizona law destined to make life miserable for brown-skinned people, advocates on both sides of the immigration-reform issue are freaking out. Senate Bill 1070 requires Arizona cops to detain immigrants they suspect are in the country illegally and check ... More >>
Assuming you, like most of our dear readers, are a lily-livered sissy who has never made it through a "Hell Night" or advanced Navy SEAL training, here are a couple of things you may not know.1. There are former Navy SEALs who teach classes on how to be like a Navy SEAL, like this guy:2. There are o ... More >>
Sean Fisher lives the exciting yet often uncertain life of a treasure hunter. As vice president of Mel Fisher's Treasures, Fisher knows that his career choice is not always easy. Treasure hunters spend years scavenging the salty seas in hopes of finding hidden gems that could win them a fortune - ... More >>
A Riviera Beach woman is suing the city in federal court for an incident in December 2009 when she claims Riviera Beach Police officers grabbed her, accused her of being a mental patient, kicked down the door, unlawfully entered her home without a warrant, ripped off her pajama top, caused her to ... More >>
Once again, the "Florida for Life Act" has been submitted in the Florida Legislature. The bill would ban abortions not related to medical emergencies and would make it a first-degree felony to perform or assist in the performance of an abortion.Rep. Charles Van Zant has filed the bill on the Hous ... More >>
Florida Department of CorrectionsManuel Valle, not dead at the time of this post.UPDATE: Valle was declared dead at 7:14 p.m.No thanks to the Miami Herald, everyone thinks South Florida cop killer Manuel Valle is dead.He's not -- yet.Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff tol ... More >>
Florida Department of CorrectionsManuel ValleSouth Florida cop killer Manuel Valle was executed by lethal injection inside the Florida State Prison at 7:14 p.m. today.Valle came within minutes of dying earlier in the day, before the U.S. Supreme Court halted the lethal injection for several h ... More >>
Harriet TubmanApparently there's great concern over Rep. Allen West's reelection bid, since Tea Party hero Joe Miller -- the guy who lost a Senate campaign in Alaska to a write-in candidate -- and his political action committee have started the "Allen West Defense Fund" to keep the congressman in ... More >>
Florida Department of CorrectionsManuel ValleThe lawyers for South Florida cop killer Manuel Valle have filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court over clemency proceedings for Valle and have asked the court to stay Valle's scheduled execution... again.Valle, 61, has been given a date to die ... More >>
irishcentral.comThis is what-caine?The case of cocaine delivery man Mackle Shelton -- who received an 18-year sentence for practicing his trade in 2005 -- sparked a federal judge to rule part of Florida's drug laws unconstitutional yesterday.Judge Mary S. Scriven of Federal District Court, in a 4 ... More >>
onthefencewithjesus.comWe'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 >>
This week, our favorite local virgin published her most vapid screed yet at Human Events, her "editorial home." Wondering why our nation's top "legal eagles" have yet to make a compelling case for the criminal prosecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, she draws on her lawyerly training to ... More >>
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.
A bizarre, disputed, cocaine-fueled mania is killing Floridians, especially when they're jolted with a Taser.
Photo: WikipediaJustice John Paul StevensMake room in Broward for one more bowtie-wearing senior. Justice John Paul Stevens announced this morning his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court, just 11 days shy of his 90th birthday.As Juice reported in October, Stevens is a snowbird, migrating every ... More >>
Flickr: Ron GunzburgerWatch out, boaters. There are plenty of signs like the one to the left, warning you about those adorable manatees, who have a way of wrapping their fat asses around boat propellers. But if you're cruising near the Fort Lauderdale shore you may be faced with a choice between ... More >>
Inside the "Rejuvenation Centers" at the heart of the nation's largest illegal steroid and HGH operation
2 Live Crew
It's the same old story, critics say: displacing blacks to make way for whites
Miriam is only the beginning. Them boys in Tallahassee may bag some really big game.
Save 'em from slaughter; end the travesty:
Gay theater goes postmodern
Should 2700 little sparrows be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
Letters for December 7, 2000
Bryant Troville served out his sentence for his sexually violent acts. His prospects for freedom? Not good.
Hollywood's International Currency Management specialized in trading foreign currency -- and helping clients' money disappear
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.
January 21 - 27, 1999
Fired from a posh Boca beach club for her buzz cut, champion lifeguard Christine Leduc-McCrady is suing the owner, Huizenga Holdings
Allegations of sculpture-smashing land the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood in federal court -- just when it needs trouble the least
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