Four years ago, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment with a simple mandate: Legislators had to stop drawing absurd state congressional districts that virtually ensured the GOP would dominate in Tallahassee forever. Instead, voters wanted fair districts -- boundaries that ... More >>
In daily newspaper conference rooms across the state, editorial writers in shirts and ties or conservative dresses have been meeting every candidate for public office and carefully scrutinizing their records, all so they can offer readers a sober, reasoned recommendation about who deserves their vot ... More >>
The fate of Florida's gay marriage ban won't jump directly to Florida's Supreme Court. The Third District Court of Appeal denied Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to have the case bypass the lower courts and has decided to rule on the matter itself.
It seems a bit strange that gay couples in Moab, Utah; and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, are now free to marry, while LGBT citizens in gay meccas like South Beach, Wilton Manors, and Key West are still forbidden to even enter a civil union. But the path toward progress doesn't always make sense. Though ... More >>
In an unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court justices today decided to rule on case involving the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The case will skip the traditional appeal process after the Second District Court of Appeal directly asked the Florida Supreme Court to ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke reminisces about the album that changed hip-hop. It's hard to believe 25 years have gone by since I put out 2 Live Crew's As Nas ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke looks back on 2013's best hits. A lot of folks get upset over the things I write, but I call 'em like I see em based on facts. T ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke talks about the lack of respect for his accomplishments It's humbling when your peers show appreciation for the work you've done ... More >>
Will Florida's path to legalizing same-sex marriage come through the courts? Equality Florida is currently seeking plaintiffs to join a suit that would challenge Florida's constitutional ban on any legal recognition of same-sex partner.
"If you call a tail a leg, then how many legs does a cow have? Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn't make it one." No, this is not the terrible opening joke to the trial of George Zimmerman. Instead, this is the equally terrible analogy (actually an Abraham Lincoln quote) used by the Archdioce ... More >>
If you've been on Facebook in the past 24 hours, you've surely noticed the explosion of people using a red version of the Human Rights Campaign's logo to express their support for gay marriage as the U.S. Supreme Court hears two potentially landmark cases. That's very nice and all, but the Supreme C ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke looks back on the year the Apocalypse didn't happen.The world won't end in 2012. Why? Because LeBron James still has more NBA cha ... More >>
A wrongful death lawsuit against the Miccosukee Tribe over a fatal car accident on tribal lands has once again run into resistance in the courts. On January 20, 2009, Coconut Grove resident Tatiana Furry left Miccosukee Resort and Gaming after a night of gambling and drinking, then got into a head- ... More >>
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's health care mandate, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the surprising, deciding vote that the sweeping reform is constitutional. The ruling is a blow to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who spearheaded the first national court ch ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke weighs in on Obamacare. As someone who's knows what it's like to fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, I'm very happy for ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
A hostile Supreme Court and a feckless Obama administration have gone too far.
Florida cops, it seems, will do just about anything to find that marijuana plant growing in your closet. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether Miami police violated the Constitution by routinely sniffing around suspected grow houses with drug-smelling dogs without first getting a search ... More >>
One word describes Fane Lozman perfectly: Pugnacious. Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the ex-U.S. Marine pilot's appeal that the City of Riviera Beach violated his first amendment rights when it towed his "floating home" and all his possessions in 2009 from the city's marina as retali ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Campbell looks back on the Year of the Booty Man.I had an exciting, productive 2011. I set goals for myself and accomplished quit ... More >>
A Florida commission appointed by Republicans will likely vote today to move up the state's Republican primary election to January 31.Though party muckety-mucks are still working on a compromise that could delay the election until February 21, the decision will probably create chaos.Given last we ... More >>
Jaded Hipster bible Vice has no love for the Sunshine state. Blogger Sam McPheeters unleashed on our peninsula in a recent blog post, casting the state as "a violent, dong-shaped netherworld of grifters, drug smugglers, gun runners, swamp nazis, hobo killers, killer hobos, elder abusers, kidnappers, ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke dissects the worldwide UFO conspiracy.A propaganda campaign to prepare us for the next big war is underway. But this time ... More >>
The big legal battle over a little book has come to an end today. The U.S. Supreme Court decided it won't take up the case.The Miami-Dade County School Board removed Vamos a Cuba from library shelves in 2006 after a parent complained that the 32-page book for young readers portrayed a sunny descr ... More >>
Charlie Crist had been awkwardly mum on whether he would support the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Now that it's almost assured she'll get confirmed, he has finally decided to let everyone know that, no, he would not vote to confirm this lady. Here's his statement (via Nake ... More >>
The Supreme Court will decide whether to reconsider conviction of the Cuban Five.
Wing-nut Cuban-American criticizes first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.
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