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Ruling Could Take Wind Out Of Florida DUI Fight

A U.S. Supreme Court decision might short-circuit a battle about the constitutionality of a Florida law that leads to criminal charges for some drunken-driving suspects who refuse to take breath tests. The Florida Supreme Court is scheduled Sept. 1 to hear arguments in a Volusia County case challenging the law. But Attorney General Pam Bondi's office filed a motion Monday contending that the arguments should be called off because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month in a Minnesota case.

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Court Considers Self-defense Claims In Jacksonville Teen’s Death

An appeals court heard arguments Tuesday about whether Michael Dunn was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot teenager Jordan Davis in 2012 in the parking lot of a Jacksonville convenience store. Dunn's attorney has raised a series of issues in trying to overturn Dunn's first-degree murder conviction, most of which are focused on whether Dunn acted justifiably in self-defense.

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