Category Archives: Litigation Updates

Federal Court Rejects Florida’s New Early Voting Law – For Now

On August 16 the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in State of Florida vs United States of America et al. barring the implementation of the reduced voting hours contained in Fla. Stat. § 101.657(d) (2011) … Continue reading

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Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Candidacy Based on False Financial Disclosures

 The Miami-Dade Circuit Court recently dismissed with prejudice a suit challenging  a candidate for judicial office based upon alleged false financial disclosures contained on qualifying forms.  In Rodolfo Pedraza v. Frank Hernandez et al, Case No. 12-19392-CA-27, the  plaintiff is … Continue reading

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Florida and Feds Stake Out Positions in Non-Citizen Purge Case

The parties in The United States of America v. State of Florida recently staked out their positions regarding the issues and progress of the case in a report to the court.  Thus far the DOJ has served document subpoenas to 9 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Blocks Florida Law Limiting Political Contributions by Minors

Under Fla. Stat. 106.08(1) (b) 2. persons under the age of 18 years cannot make a political contribution in excess of $100.00, nor can a candidate or party accept such a contribution. Violation of the law is a crime.  On August … Continue reading

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Florida Adopts Emergency Rule for Third Party Voter Registration

As a result of a Federal Court order preliminarily enjoining the provisions of Fla. Stat. 97.0575 concerning third party voter registration organizations, the Florida Secretary of State has adopted an emergency rule to bring Florida procedures in compliance with the court order.  In a … Continue reading

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Florida House Candidate Sues Opponent for Infliction of Emotional Distress

            The race for Miami/Dade’s State Representative District 111 seat has resulted in a lawsuit filed by a candidate against his Republican primary opponent.  Eduardo “Eddie” Gonzalez, an incumbent state representative, recently sued his primary opponent Maykel “Miguel” Balboa, and several … Continue reading

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