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You’re the voting type, right? Here’s a roundup of coverage to help you decide come election day.

Judicial Races:

Miami Judicial Candidate’s Past Raises Questions About Her Fitness for Bench “I don’t think a judge who sits in an ivory tower is always the right person to identify with somebody who can’t pay their rent,” judicial candidate Elena Ortega-Tauler said.

Cole Scott Loses Appeal to Remove Judge in 27 Cases Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal Wednesday rejected a bid by Cole Scott & Kissane, Florida’s largest insurance defense firm, to remove a state court judge from dozens of cases.

Broward County Administrative Judge Robert Lee Among Judges Facing Election Rivals Broward County Court Administrative Judge Robert W. Lee has drawn competition from traffic ticket attorney Stephen Lustig for the Aug. 28 primary.

At Least 3 South Florida Circuit Judges Get Challengers for Upcoming Election Most incumbents ran unopposed.

Lawyers Debate Cole Scott’s Move to Throw Judge David Miller Off Cases “I have no way to control where Ms. Espinosa runs for judge,” Cole Scott & Kissane managing partner Richard Cole said. “That’s her decision.”

Florida Races:

Public Matching Funds Add Up in State Races, May Top 2014 Election The initial amounts indicate candidates may quickly top the state’s contributions to candidates in the 2014 election.

No Shortage of Ads Ahead of Florida 2018 Midterm Election With the governor’s office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; and several congressional seats up for grabs, Florida’s 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years.

5 Questions for GOP Attorney General Candidate Frank White State Rep. Frank White, a Republican from Pensacola, is currently the chief financial officer and general counsel for the Sansing Dealer Group, which has stores in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.

5 Questions for Florida Attorney General Candidate Ashley Moody Ashley Moody, who earned undergraduate, master’s and law degrees from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in international law from Stetson University, is going up against Rep. Frank White of Pensacola in the Aug. 28 Republican primary.

Money Starts to Flow in Republican Attorney General Race On the Democratic side of the race to replace term-limited Attorney General Pam Bondi, Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa maintains a big lead in the fundraising contest over Ryan Torrens, a lawyer from Hillsborough County.

Family Separation Case Splits Attorney General Candidates The separation of children from their parents at the country’s Southern border has led to an intense debate in recent weeks about immigration policy.

NRA’s ‘Jane Doe’ Divides Florida Attorney General Candidates And all five announced attorney general candidates, from both parties, object in some fashion to a wide-ranging law approved by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.

Legalization of Marijuana Could Be Key Issue for Democrats Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Winter Park entrepreneur Chris King and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine back an across-the-board legalization of pot in Florida, where voters two years ago overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

Former Judge Moody Tops Money Chase in Attorney General Race “Judge Ashley Moody continues to outraise and outperform her Republican primary opponents with each and every campaign finance reporting period,” Moody campaign manager Nick Catroppo said in a statement Friday.

Democratic, GOP Attorney General Candidates Split on Felons’ Rights Republicans running to replace term-limited Attorney General Pam Bondi would continue with the state’s legal approach to defending a controversial process for restoring felons’ voting rights. But Democrats seeking the state Cabinet post support a proposed constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences.


Circuit Judge Decries ‘Outright Trickeration’ on Florida Ballot A Florida judge ordered the proposed amendment removed, saying that the measure was crafted to mislead voters.

Know What You’re Voting On: It’s Important and It Takes Vigilance In a democracy, there is nothing more important than the right to vote. It is from there that enforcement of many of our other constitutional rights springs. But protecting the integrity of the voting process takes vigilance.

Voting Rights Group’s Lawsuit Challenges Education Amendment The amendment was advanced by the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years and has the ability to place constitutional changes directly on the general-election ballot.

Clash Emerges on Education Amendment — 2 Decades Later The root of the clash is an amendment that the Constitution Revision Commission placed on the 1998 ballot that spelled out a duty for the state to provide a high-quality system of public schools.

Voters Beware! Ready or Not, the FCRC Is Coming for Your Vote The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (FCRC) has been assembled, and the commissioners have been busy during this past year. They have decided to put eight proposals to amend Florida’s constitution on the November ballot. Each proposal will require least 60 percent of the vote to pass.


Legal Arguments Unleashed in Lawsuit Over David Beckham Stadium Referendum Attorneys for David Beckham and his business partners attack Douglas Muir’s lawsuit as unclear and ironic. He has responded by saying a decision by Miami leaders to hold a referendum on Beckham’s plan violates the Florida Constitution and the city charter.