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Associated Press: Anthony judge wants public records law changed

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The judge in the Casey Anthony case has urged the Florida Legislature to change the state’s laws to keep jurors’ names secret in high-profile cases, especially when they might receive threats because of a verdict. Judge Belvin Perry wrote in an order that releasing the names of jurors…
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AP wins Polk Award for Gulf oil spill coverage

The Associated Press staff has won the George Polk Award for Environmental Reporting for its “colossal effort” covering the worst oil spill in U.S. history, said Long Island University, which oversees the awards. The AP was the first news organization to report the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that caused the 206-million-gallon (780-million…
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House Speaker Dean Cannon wants records on all complaints against judges to be open to the public

BY BILL KACZOR, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — House Speaker Dean Cannon wants records on all complaints against judges to be open to the public. Those proposals also would require changing the Florida Constitution. Read: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/07/2102018/house-speaker-wants-2-florida.html#ixzz1G8Li63Im