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Florida Death Penalty Law Changes Amid Legal Challenges

Governor Rick Scott signed Florida’s new death sentence law as legal efforts by several death row inmates mounted in an effort to stay alive, contending that they were sentenced under a system that has been declared unconstitutional. The inmates have asked the Florida Supreme Court to reduce their death sentences to life imprisonment without parole. 

Florida Tops Nation in Motorcycle Fatalities

Earlier this month, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in Daytona Beach for Bike Week, a gathering of riders that cruise in from all parts of the country this time each year.  However, they are doing so at their own peril. According to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida has the

Same-Sex Spouses Still Not Recognized on Birth Certificates in Florida

Despite the fact that same-sex couples go through the ups and downs of experiencing pregnancy just as their heterosexual counterparts, they must face the additional hardship of knowing that one spouse will not be memorialized on the child’s birth certificate as a natural parent immediately. Instead, same-sex spouses must face the additional hurdle of enduring