Eleventh Circuit social media ruling appealed to SCOTUS

Young woman using social media apps – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: 13_Phunkod Florida’s attorney general filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a federal court’s ruling from May that largely invalidated a state statute prohibiting social media corporations from de-platforming political candidates due to First Amendment violations.  The 11th

Democrat Charlie Crist will face Ron DeSantis in race for Florida governor

Charlie Crist speaks to a crowd in St. Petersburg, Fla. after winning the Democratic nomination for governor in Florida – Image Courtesy: Daylina Miller/WUSF The votes are in! According to a race call by the Associated Press, longtime politician and Democrat Charlie Crist has won the primary for Florida’s governor and will face Republican Governor

As Florida navigates new book law, Sarasota declines dictionary donations

Sarasota County Declining Book Donations – Image Shows Library Books in Bookshelves – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maxx-Studio A school district located in southwestern Florida has hit headlines for declining a donation of dictionaries because of a freeze on new books in its classrooms and libraries. That freeze is temporarily in place while officials

Florida medical board moves forward in blocking gender-affirming treatments for minors

Transgender Flag Being Waved – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ink Drop On Friday, Florida’s medical board voted to start the process of banning gender-affirming medical treatment for minors, a move that comes as Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has continued to voice his opposition to such therapies. After a public hearing that lasted over three

Numerous women seek abortions in Florida despite restrictions in nearby states

Protestors in favor of abortions – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Stephanie Kenner Following the Supreme Court decision that struck down Roe v. Wade, states are passing and reviving the legislation that restricts abortion, and many women are traveling to Florida to undergo the procedure. According to Dr. Samantha Deans, the assistant medical director of

Despite judge’s order, Florida’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks is still in place

Women Protesting in Support of Abortions – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Vic Hinterlang Florida’s law prohibiting abortions at 15 weeks will remain in effect after the state appealed a Florida judge’s decision to temporarily halt the ban on Tuesday. Judge John Cooper of the Second Judicial Circuit Court verbally ruled last week in a

The Sunshine State’s sales tax break begins this Friday

Sales Tax – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Maha Heang 245789 Florida residents facing the effects of inflation will get a second opportunity to save on “freedom” beginning on Friday. Set near the Fourth of July for the second year in a row, a sales-tax holiday nicknamed “Freedom Week” will provide tax breaks on a

Florida’s loud music statute goes into effect July 1st

Police Pulls Over Vehicle – FL Loud Music Statute – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Michael O’Keene On July 1, a new Florida statute will go into effect making it illegal for anyone to have their radio turned up too loud while driving. According to the new law, audio blaring from a vehicle that can

Florida judge will decide whether to block 15-week abortion ban law

Abortion Protest at Supreme Court – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Wild 2 Free The Sunshine State’s new law that prohibits abortions after the 15-week mark is at the center of a hearing on Monday. A judge from Leon County, Florida will decide on granting a temporary injunction, therefore blocking the law from going into