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Monthly Archives: November 2018

accessory dwelling units: should they be legal to rent in Miami Beach?

Could accessory dwelling units (ADUs) be making a comeback in Miami Beach? City Commissioner Ricky Arriola hopes so. He’s asked his colleagues to consider the idea as a means to help homeowners offset their expenses while creating more affordable living options for renters. According to the website Accessory Dwellings, “An accessory dwelling unit is a really simple and old idea: having Continue Reading...

Florida Supreme Court won’t allow Miami’s top prosecutor to chime in on self-defense law

  Miami-Dade’s top prosecutor wanted the Florida Supreme Court to know her office believes the state’s controversial self-defense law is unconstitutional. Justices aren’t allowing it. The Florida Supreme Court on Monday declined to allow Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to introduce her position in the ongoing legal fight over the state’s Stand Your Ground law. She was the first Continue Reading...

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is unconstitutional, Miami’s top prosecutor tells high court

A South Florida organization of prosecutors that includes Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is telling the Florida Supreme Court that the latest version of the state’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law is unconstitutional. The League of Prosecutors, in newly filed court documents, asked justices to strike down the law because it unlawfully forces state attorneys to try cases Continue Reading...