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Death warrant issued for white supremacist killer Mark Asay

In the early morning hours of July 18, 1987, a parolee, Mark Asay, gunned down two Jacksonville men on the streets of downtown. On Friday, after a tortuous process involving many appeals, Gov. Rick Scott issued a death warrant to serve Asay his final justice on March 17. The details of Asay’s murders are lurid, senseless, and revealing […]

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Wilton Simpson seeks to strengthen state’s synthetic drug laws

Sen. Wilton Simpson has filed a 203-page bill aimed at cracking down on synthetic drug use and manufacturing, and to close various loopholes which have allowed for their continued presence in Florida. Simpson’s SB 1528, filed Friday, authorizes the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco and Department of Business and Professional Regulation to suspend business licenses over drug violations, […]

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Charles Cofer December fundraising numbers underwhelm

Former Judge Charles Cofer has a message that resonates with many in the Jacksonville legal community as he seeks to unseat incumbent 4th Circuit Public Defender Matt Shirk. In Cofer’s first month of fundraising, the money came in slowly. The $7,510 raised was offset by just over $3,000 in expenditures, which went to John Daigle for consulting services. […]

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