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1st DCA upholds UF policy against guns in student housing

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Judge Joseph Lewis Jr. of the 1st District Court of Appeal dealt a blow to advocates of so-called “campus carry” Friday when he affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of the University of Florida against the gun rights group Florida Carry. It took UF to court over the school’s policy prohibiting guns in campus-owned housing and property. Florida Carry had argued that UF President Bernie Machen‘s decision to keep guns out of campus housing was “expressly and impliedly preempted” by…

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First District Court rules in favor of Gretna slots, Gadsden voters, against Pam Bondi

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On Friday afternoon, Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal issued a sweeping 50-page ruling overturning a decision by Attorney General Pam Bondi that stood between Creek Entertainment and new slot machines licenses at their parimutuel facility in the city of Gretna, approved by Gadsden County voters in a 2012 referendum. The ruling repudiated the basis of the state’s opposition to the new slots led by Bondi, who instructed state regulators with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to deny the new…

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