Category: Civil Law

Florida Lawmakers Push FBI to Name Counties Hacked by Russia

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Members of Florida's congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained access to voter databases before the 2016 election. A bipartisan group of lawmakers said after a classified FBI briefing that they were told the county names but were not allowed to share that information with the public. Florida Gov.... [...]

Palm Beach County-Based Broadcaster is Russian Foreign Agent: Judge

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A federal judge has ruled a Florida-based broadcasting company that provides Russian programs to a Washington radio station must register as an agent of a foreign government. The Justice Department said in a news release Tuesday that RM Broadcasting of Jupiter, Florida, was essentially providing publicity for Russia through an agreement with state-run Rossiya Segodnya. That entity's "Sputnik" programming is broadcast all day on WZHF-AM... [...]

Florida Solitary Confinement Policy Excessive, Cruel: Suit

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The Florida Department of Corrections is being sued over its use of solitary confinement in a complaint filed Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which alleges the state's isolation techniques are cruel and can cause permanent damage. The suit claims Florida uses solitary confinement at more than twice the national average rate and sometimes isolates prisoners from human contact for years, causing them to become... [...]

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Will Sign Controversial Felons’ Voting Measure

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Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will sign a controversial measure that would require repayment of financial obligations before felons’ voting rights are restored. “I’ll sign it,” DeSantis said while at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to discuss environmental issues from the legislative session that ended Saturday. “The (constitutional) amendment says, if you read it, you have... [...]

Spirit Airlines needs to pay for anti-Semitic actions toward Jewish family, lawyer says

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Yisroel Sternberg and Chana Beck, who are Orthodox Jews, were flying with their three children from New York to Fort Lauderdale. It was supposed to be a fun family vacation, but they claim Spirit Airlines employees' anti-Semitism turned it into a nightmare.  In a civil rights and defamation federal lawsuit filed Thursday in the Southern District of Florida against the airline, a passenger reported... [...]