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New Poll Shows Clinton Leading In Florida

With Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton heading into their party conventions, polls this week gave conflicting pictures about the presidential race in Florida. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released Friday showed Clinton leading Trump by a margin of 44 percent to 37 percent in a head-to-head matchup …

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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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Justices Give Green Light To Stops Over License Plates

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police officers have broad authority to pull over motorists whose license plates are not fully visible. The decision rejected an appeal from a man who was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and paraphernalia after he was stopped by Orlando police because a tag light and wires were hanging down over the license plate on the vehicle he was driving. Evidence found during the stop led to the possession charges.

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