Category: Civil Law

Miami Gardens residents file lawsuit against Formula 1, Hard Rock Stadium

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Efforts to put breaks on 2021 Miami Grand Prix continue. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A group of Miami Gardens residents filed a lawsuit against the Formula One Group and the Hard Rock Stadium, which recently hosted Super Bowl LIV, in an effort to stop the 2021 Miami Grand Prix, which organizers claim could have a $400 million impact annually. Representatives of the plaintiffs, who include members of three homeowners associations and former... [...]

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... [...]