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Florida reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

  1. Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death


    Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:

    Justice Antonin Scalia joins the members of the Supreme Court for photos during a group portrait session, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. [Associated Press]
  2. Florida loses to Alabama for first time in 12 games


    GAINESVILLE — Retin Obasohan scored 15, Jimmy Taylor added 11 and Alabama beat Florida for the first time in its past 12 tries, 61-55 Saturday.

  3. Bloomin' Brands Joseph Kadow says hospitality careers often overlooked


    The restaurant industry employs a lot of people, especially in Florida.

    Joseph Kadow, chief legal officer of Bloomin’ Brands, was recently elected as chair of the National Restaurant Association’s board of directors.
  4. Justice Scalia's death plunges court, national politics into turmoil


    WASHINGTON — The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday plunged the Supreme Court and the nation's politics into turmoil, and an immediate partisan battle began over whether President Barack Obama should be allowed to nominate his successor.

    Supreme Court Justices sit for a group portrait in Washington, Oct. 8, 2010. Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Feb. 13, 2016, at a resort in West Texas, according to a statement from Chief Justice John Roberts. He was 79. From left: Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Stephen Breyer, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Ruth Ginsburg. [New York Times]
  5. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas Ranch


    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the intellectual cornerstone of the court's modern conservative wing, whose elegant and acidic opinions inspired a movement of legal thinkers and ignited liberal critics, died Feb. 13 on a ranch near San Antonio. He was 79.

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia waits for the beginning of the taping of "The Kalb Report" April 17, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. [Getty Images]
  6. Brush fire in Weeki Wachee contained, U.S. 19 reopens

    Public Safety

    WEEKI WACHEE — A brush fire near the Hernando and Citrus County line has been contained and U.S. 19 reopened, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  7. Clearwater Police arrest 7 on prostitution charges


    CLEARWATER — Officers arrested seven people on prostitution charges Friday night and Saturday morning.

  8. Palm Harbor man reports losing $2.1 million in jewelry after jilting fiancee


    Alone on Valentine's Day? Things could be worse.

    Mary Catherine Hunt was booked in jail Oct. 17 on a criminal charge of grand theft after her former fiance reported the theft of jewelry now valued at $2 million. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)
  9. Tampa fights injured biker's claim 12 years after $18M verdict


    TAMPA — It has been nearly 20 years since Ramiro Companioni Jr. almost died in a crash with a city Water Department truck and more than 10 since a jury awarded him about $18 million.

    Ramiro Companioni talks about his case against the city of Tampa at his mobile home in Tampa. Companioni suffered many severe injuries when his motorcycle collided with a city water truck in 1996. He won a jury verdict of nearly $18 million against the city in 2004, but has collected only $100,000, the state's limit on city liability in negligence claims. [ZACK WITTMAN   |   Times]
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Florida reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia

Florida reaction to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia....