Florida

Florida, also known as “The Sunshine State,” was the 27th state to become admitted for statehood to the US, on March 3, 1845. Prior to its statehood, it was known as Florida Territory. Ranked by population, Florida is the 3rd most populous US-state; ranked by land-area it is the 22nd-largest US state.

Florida is one of the most culturally diverse areas in the country. It was initially inhabited by Native American groups in the early 16th century, at which point Spanish-settlers made way to the coast, removing Native-tribes. Ponce de Leon is the earliest known European settler to reach land in Florida, on April 2, 1513. He named it “La Florida”, or “land of the flowers.” Several settlers came through the state after Ponce de Leon, including Hernando de Soto, and Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano, who eventually settled the present-day city of Pensacola. 

Currently, Florida’s political system is extremely diverse and conflicted, as is the case with the state’s demographic-split throughout. The liberal southeastern portion of the state traditionally supports Democratic politics, while the traditional northern region of the state is more conservative, supporting the Republican Party. Cuban expats are a large community and force in Florida, and US-Cuba relations is an important issue in Florida.  Money, budgetary concerns, and state-spending, are often areas where the parties and regions, conflict most in their political differences. Florida has 27 congressional districts. Currently, 11 are members of the Democratic party and 16 members represent the Republican party. 

Florida has several major industries; including agriculture, specifically citrus fruits are a major part of the economy.  Additionally, real estate and tourism are major industries in Florida; Orlando, Florida boasts a variety of tourist destinations like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios that draw visitors from all over the country.  Florida also boasts a sizable aerospace industry. 

The National Law Review covers an extensive range of cases coming out of Florida. Florida is part of the Eleventh Circuit.  Florida is known for catastrophic hurricanes and a hotbed for immigration these issues are analyzed by the legal experts at NLR. Further, administrative agency news, bankruptcy proceedings, insurance (stemming from flood/hurricane damage) and medical marijuana are several areas of interest are followed and covered by The National Law Review. 

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May
22
2024
House Democrats Initiate Probe of Anti-ESG Investment Guidelines Issued by Conservative States Mintz
May
17
2024
Florida Adopts Laws Erecting Roadblocks to the Climate Transition Mintz
May
16
2024
Imported Drugs: (Possibly) Coming Soon to a State Near You McDermott Will & Emery
May
15
2024
Florida’s Live Local Act Middle-Income Affordable Housing Exemption Has 2-Year No-Exemption Exit Trap Greenberg Traurig, LLP
May
15
2024
Are You Ready for July 1? Florida, Oregon, and Texas on Deck Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
13
2024
Navigating the Rock & the Hard Place: Conflicting Federal and State Mandates for LGBTQ Employees Foley & Lardner LLP
May
10
2024
Florida Bans Cultivated Animal Cell Products Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
May
9
2024
Mother May I? Florida and Utah Recently Passed Regulations for Minor Use of Social Media Platforms Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
May
8
2024
Florida Bans Cultivated Meat Keller and Heckman LLP
May
7
2024
Recent Regulatory Action Against an Unlicensed Insurance Administrator in Florida Polsinelli PC
May
7
2024
Florida Bans “Cultivated” Meat- First in a Potential Series of Similar Bans Beveridge & Diamond PC
May
3
2024
State Supreme Courts and Ballot Initiatives: Arizona, Florida Exemplify the Abortion Battle Playing Out in the States Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
May
2
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: May 2024 Blank Rome LLP
May
2
2024
My Safe Florida Condo Pilot Program: Frequently Asked Questions Varnum LLP
Apr
30
2024
2024 Florida Alcoholic Beverage Legislation Recap Jones Walker LLP
Apr
29
2024
EEOC Finalizes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – and States are Challenging It Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Apr
25
2024
Florida DOR Proposes Update to Agricultural Real Property Appraisal Guidelines Jones Walker LLP
Apr
25
2024
Florida's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Posts 2023 Quota Lottery Winners List Jones Walker LLP
Apr
23
2024
Mother May I? Florida and Utah Recently Regulations for Minor Use of Social Media Platforms Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Apr
15
2024
New Florida Law Highlights Renewed Interest in Child Labor Foley & Lardner LLP
Apr
12
2024
Florida’s Live Local Act Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amended to Allow Tax Jurisdictions to Opt Out Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Apr
10
2024
Floridians to Decide Fate of Adult-Use Marijuana This November Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Apr
9
2024
Florida’s Business Rent Tax Reduction Coming June 1, 2024 Jones Walker LLP
Apr
9
2024
Navigating Desbrunes: Implications and the Case for Overturning Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Apr
5
2024
Navigating Florida Housing's 2024 Multifamily Rental Programs Income and Rent Limits Chart Nelson Mullins
Apr
5
2024
Florida Governor Signs Law Easing Hourly Work Restrictions on Minors Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Apr
4
2024
Florida Enacts Legislation Restricting Social Media Accounts for Minors Hunton Andrews Kurth
Apr
3
2024
New Florida Third-Party Food Delivery Law in Effect Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Apr
1
2024
From Local Initiatives to State Legislation: Assessing the Influence of the Enhancement Bill on Florida's Live Local Act Nelson Mullins
Mar
23
2024
Florida Supreme Court Rejects Quo Warranto Challenge to the Seminole Compact Jones Walker LLP
Mar
22
2024
New Florida Bill Creates Customer Complaint and Florida Office of Financial Regulation Investigation Process for House Bill 3, and Potentially Broadens the Scope of Financial Institutions Subject to House Bill 3 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Mar
21
2024
City of Pensacola Services Disrupted by Cyberattack Robinson & Cole LLP
Mar
19
2024
Florida Legislative Session 2024: Health Care Highlights Polsinelli PC
Mar
15
2024
Florida Bills Intended to Curtail Physician Noncompetes Fail McDermott Will & Emery
Mar
15
2024
Florida Legislature Enacts Overhaul: CB/HB 7073 Property Tax Exemptions Explained Nelson Mullins
 

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