Trump Administration Revokes Rule Requiring Foreign Students to Take In-Person Classes

Students walk to classes on the University of South Florida college campus quad in Tampa, Florida, USA on January 15, 2020. Photo and Caption: Leigh Trail/Shutterstock.com International students can breathe a sigh of relief… for now. The Trump administration has rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer schools or leave the

Felons Not Allowed to Vote Yet in Florida Primary, Supreme Court Says

Photo: hafakot/Shutterstock.com The Supreme Court of Florida said on Thursday, June 16 it will not allow convicted felons to vote in a primary until they have paid fees, fines and restitution, according to state law. This is even if the felon has completed his or her sentence previously. The next step is for the case

Take Two: Florida Supreme Court Asks to Hear Out Battling Parties Again

Image by Terre Di Cannabis from Pixabay  All is fair in love and war, but not in the Florida State Legislature, apparently. The Florida Supreme Court has asked two parties to come together again to discuss a lawsuit over the 2016 constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana. The lawsuit saw Tampa-based Florigrown challenging the 2017 vertical

New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020 (Part 3)

CS (Committee Substitute)/House Bill 327 – Illegal Taking, Possession and Sale of a Bear It is illegal in the state of Florida to kill or possess a recently-killed bear during closed season. Anyone who commits this crime will be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor for the first offense and will have their Fish and Wildlife

New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020 (Part 2)

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that will allow Florida college athletes to make money from their name, image and likeness on June 12, 2020 in Miami, Florida, USA. Photo: Yes Market Media/Shutterstock.com House Bill 7067 – School Choice The “School Choice” bill modifies provisions in the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES), the

New Florida Laws That Go into Effect as of July 2020

It has been a long year of battling a global pandemic and trying to ignore the news as reports flash across our screens about riots and looting happening across America. So if you are not aware of new laws that passed in Florida, we won’t hold it against you. We thought we’d catch you up

Some Florida Courts to Revert to Phase 1 Operations

Image by David Mark from Pixabay  Some courts in Florida are now retracting their plans due to an increase in coronavirus cases. Just a few weeks ago, the courts had announced plans to safely reopen even while the pandemic was still going on. With the new cases in Florida rising daily, courtrooms in Florida have

Florida Bar Exam Will Still Be Held in July Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Symbol of law and justice with the Florida state flag in the background. Photo: Lukasz Stefanski/Shutterstock.com The Florida Board of Bar Examiners has made the decision to move forward with the Florida Bar exam on July 28 and 29. The Florida Supreme Court has approved the plan. That makes Florida the largest jurisdiction to administer