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NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady issued an order Monday suspending jury trials through July 2 and directing courts to hold other types of proceedings by telephone or video conference. Trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at courthouses, Canady had earlier suspended jury trials, jury selection and grand-jury proceedings […]

BY JIM SAUNDERS NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at courthouses across the state, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady on Monday extended a suspension of jury trials and many other in-person court proceedings through May. “The Florida state courts have taken measures to mitigate the effects […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady has extended the suspension of jury trials and other in-person court proceedings through April 17. Canady’s order Tuesday extends deadlines in previous administrative orders aimed at complying with health officials’ recommendations to curb COVID-19, […]

BY TODD RUGERCQ-ROLL CALL/TNS WASHINGTON – House Democrats plan to take the first step to holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress on Wednesday, in their push to get an unredacted version of the Mueller report and its underlying investigative material. The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a markup of a 27-page contempt resolution […]

BY SHANA MEDEL ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS ORLANDO – Kimberly Chimber only had one thought on her mind: getting her girls back. It was November 2015, and her 18-month-old daughter Shaylee had just been taken away by the Department of Children and Family Services because of her drug use. A year before, 4-year-old Sophia had been removed […]