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Chris Sprowls leaves state prosecutor’s office for private practice

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Chris Sprowls is hanging up his hat as a prosecutor. The 32-year-old Palm Harbor Republican expected to serve as Speaker of the Florida House said he had joined the firm of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney. The decision marks the end of a seven-year career with the State Attorney’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit. “We’re going to miss him,” said State Attorney Bernie McCabe. Sprowls, whose last day was July 8, said he decided to make the leap because he wanted to…

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Pinellas top lawyers, Bob Dillinger and Bernie McCabe, running for re-election in 2016 with eyes on mental health issues

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Pinellas’ top lawyers, Bob Dillinger and Bernie McCabe, want four more years. Dillinger, 65, has been the public defender for Pinellas and Pasco counties since ’96. McCabe, 67, has represented the same area — Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit — as the state attorney since ’92. They’ll be running for their sixth and seventh consecutive terms, respectively. Saint PetersBlog recently spoke with each candidate, and atop both of their future to-do lists, should they get re-elected, were mental health related issues. “I…

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St. Petersburg Times editorial board riles judicial candidates by grouping endorsement interviews

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It must be really, really hard working as an editorial writer for the St. Petersburg Times.  Imagine the difficult of having to collaborate with five or six other people (none of whom are African-American, by the way, for those of you keeping score at home.  The Times makes such a big deal about diversity, yet it’s own editorial board is lily white now that Bill Maxwell has retired) to pen not just one, but two, sometimes three editorials.  Three editorials!  That’s like,…

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