Florida’s Haitian immigrants are getting a six month reprieve on deportation orders. Advocates are claiming a small victory, but the timeline falls short of what many hoped for. Some are worried the community’s special status may be coming to an end.
The U.S. Supreme court’s silence on Florida’s appeal settles it: capital cases in the state require unanimous jury sentences. But many are dubious about how state courts are applying the standard to previously settled cases and state officials remain uncertain of how far the changes reach.
ByLloyd Dunkelberger of The News Service of Florida•52 minutes ago
Upset over a $30 million cut in remedial education funding, state-college advocates are asking Gov. Rick Scott to veto a $1.2 billion portion of the state budget, forcing lawmakers to revamp the spending plan for the 28 colleges.