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Members of Florida Delegation React to Supreme Court Ruling Against Louisiana Abortion Law

Critics of the law insisted it would severely limit abortion in Louisiana with U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel’s, D-Fla., office insisting it “would have closed abortion clinics and limited abortion access to the nearly one million women of reproductive age in the state.”
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Florida Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling in Bostock vs. Clayton County

In the case of Bostock vs. Clayton County, the Supreme Court ruled by a 6-3 margin that the firing of an employee for being gay or transgendered is a violation of their Title VII rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Coronavirus is Front and Center in Final Weeks of the Presidential Campaign in Florida

The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) and President Donald Trump’s team are trying to get their campaign back on track--but it will difficult with COVID-19 dominating the headlines.
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Tom Spencer: Joe Biden’s Refusal to Articulate His Vision for the Supreme Court is...

Asked point-blank whether he would go along with the “court packing” scheme suggested by a number of prominent Democrats — which involves expanding the number of justices on the court with the explicit intention of negating the influence of President Donald Trump’s appointees - Biden gave one of the most transparently nonsensical answers in the history of presidential debates.

Congressional Democrats Backing Term Limits For Supreme Court Judges

Republicans say they have the votes in the Senate to confirm the nomination, leaving the GOP with a 6-3 advantage on the Supreme Court.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Ready to Vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Despite opposing President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court which Senate Republicans helped block, arguing whoever was elected in the 2016 presidential election should fill the vacancy, Rubio said Trump should make a selection.
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Florida Delegation Weighs in on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing

With the presidential contest in full swing and control of the White House and the U.S. Senate up for grabs, eyes will be turned to Capitol Hill in the days to come.
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Gwen Margolis, First Woman to Serve as Florida Senate President, Dies at 85

Margolis, the first woman to lead the Senate and the last Democrat to date to do so, spent more than four decades in Florida politics. 
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The Dean’s List: A Look at Who Made the Honor Roll in Florida Politics–and...

From a Northeast Florida church that has collected more than 15,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food to help out students who won’t be getting school lunches due to the threat of the coronavirus to a not-so-smart Tweet by Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins who is making a run to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, here's a look at those that made "the list."
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Members of the Florida Delegation Split on Abortion on Party Lines

With last week marking the 47th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, members of the Florida congressional delegation offered their thoughts on the issue of abortion, dividing on partisan lines over the issue.