A federal judge has scheduled a hearing Jan. 26 in a lawsuit filed by the group Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Florida after state university system Chancellor Ray Rodrigues issued an order targeting such organizations.
A state appeals court has rejected a legal attempt to save a Black-opportunity congressional district in North Florida, relying on legal reasoning never raised by the parties to the case: That the district originally was devised to benefit Democrats, not Blacks specifically.
DSC’s early-enrollment day, Breakfast with Santa at Captain’s BBQ, 10th Annual Gullah Geechee Heritage Festival, Sandra Day O’Connor.
How could a politician engage in such large-scale deception and get elected? What could stop it from happening again, as politicians seem to be growing more unapologetically deceptive while evading voters’ scrutiny?
The Flagler County Elections Team on Wednesday hosted seven county Supervisors of Elections and their staff for the last quarterly Florida Supervisors of Election District 5 Meeting of the year. A total of 24 people attended the meeting at the supervisor’s office at the Government Services Building in Bunnell.
Brenan Hill, the 34-year-old man a jury found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Savannah La-Rynn Gonzalez, 22, in March 2021 in Palm Coast, came to court today thinking, as did his own lawyer, that he was to be sentence to life in prison. In fact, he is eligible for 25 years to life, opening an opportunity for his lawyer to argue for the lesser sentence. The judge reset the sentencing hearing to next February to give Gerald Bettman, the lawyer, time to prepare.
Gabriella Alo, the 19-year-old Palm Coast woman at the center of a pair of seemingly sadistic assaults in Flagler Beach last January was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Alo’s brother, Nicholas, 22, was sentenced to two years in prison, with credit for nearly a year he’s served, followed by three years on probation.
The sentencings of Gabriella and her brother Nicholas Alo are scheduled for the morning, the sentencing of Brenan Hill, to life in prison, is scheduled in the afternoon, First Friday is this evening, and Henry Kissinger is all over the place.
At least 15 states and cities have dubbed themselves LGBTQIA+ sanctuaries over the last several years. Sanctuaries are generally considered local refuges, where people who are afraid of persecution or discrimination have legal immunity from particular government policies or laws. Tallahassee, Florida, is among the places that is considering declaring itself a LGBTQIA+ sanctuary.
For all the polarization of America, there are still ways to bridge divides and engage in meaningful conversations, and seeing perspectives from the other side of the river–or the other side of the Atlantic, as does Christine Flowers.