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Coca-Cola withdraws from ALEC, organization behind Stand Your Ground law

By | 04.05.12 | 10:17 am

The Coca-Cola Company announced Wednesday it is withdrawing from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.”

Florida senator launches Stand Your Ground website, task force

By | 04.03.12 | 1:22 pm

State Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday that he has formed a task force to review Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law.

VIDEO: Trayvon Martin case prompts criticism of Obama, defense of Stand Your Ground

By | 03.28.12 | 3:59 pm

The death of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., at the hands of George Zimmerman continues to spark debate over the role of race in the shooting, as well as Florida’s controversial Stand Your Grand law.

Dockery: I am willing to testify on elections law

By | 02.09.12 | 11:27 am

In an op-ed published today, state Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, writes that she is willing to testify on last year’s controversial elections law. Dockery was the only lawmaker subpoenaed in a legal challenge to the elections measure who voted “no” on the law.

Judge rules legislators do not have to testify on elections law

By | 02.03.12 | 5:01 pm

The Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times is reporting that a judge has ruled that four legislators who have been fighting against testifying in a legal challenge to the state’s controversial elections law no longer have to.

Four legislators fight being deposed in elections law legal challenge

By | 01.28.12 | 7:30 am

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that court documents reveal that four legislators are fighting against testifying in a legal challenge to the state’s controversial elections law passed last year.

VIDEO: ACLU speaks out against anti-abortion bills scheduled to be heard today

By | 01.24.12 | 11:15 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has issued a video statement on the three anti-abortion bills set to be heard this afternoon in a state House health committee.

Three abortion bills to be taken up in state Legislature tomorrow

By | 01.23.12 | 10:16 am

State Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, has put three anti-abortion bills on the state Legislature’s calendar for tomorrow.

VIDEO: State lawmaker revives ‘Mickey Mouse’ argument to defend new elections rules

By | 12.09.11 | 8:22 am

Wednesday on MSNBC’s Politics Nation with Rev. Al Sharpton, state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, revived his defense of the controversial voting law he sponsored last session by saying that the new law was a way of ensuring that Floridians do not register fictitious characters such as “Mickey Mouse” to vote, among other sorts of electoral “mischief.”

Elections law sponsor: ‘Nothing’ in law limits ‘participation’

By | 12.06.11 | 1:57 pm

Politico reports that state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, says that nothing in Florida’s elections law, which he sponsored, is “going to limit anybody’s participation.”

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