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New Legislation in Florida Advocating For LGBTQ Rights Draws Controversy & Division

By The Baez Law Firm |

A new bill to amend the Florida Civil Rights Act to include gender identity and sexual orientation–called the “Florida Inclusion Workforce Act”–was filed in the Florida Senate on January 23, and prohibits employers and labor organizations from discriminating against job applicants or employees based on gender identity or sexual orientation. However, the bill isn’t… Read More »


November 6 Florida Election Results, Part I: Amendment 6, Rights Of Crime Victims

By The Baez Law Firm |

In this two-part series, we discuss some of the important measures that were passed during the November 6 elections and what this means Floridians’ civil rights. One of those measures was Amendment 6, which creates a bill of rights for crime victims and establishes new requirements for judges. Modeled after California’s Marsy’s Law, the… Read More »


Did Florida Election Officials Break The Law?

By The Baez Law Firm |

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has requested that law enforcement agencies, including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, investigate potential fraudulent activity in Broward and Palm Beach counties in his race for the Senate. The Department reportedly initially responded that, while it is not investigating any matters directly related to the November 6 election, it… Read More »


A Look at Questionable Living Conditions & Constitutional Issues on Florida’s Death Row & National Scale

By The Baez Law Firm |

In November, a number of important news outlets, reports, and decisions were made that expose the unconstitutional conditions in which those given death sentences endure, including a reliance on unconstitutional sentencing procedures and questionable living conditions and practices, as we discuss below:  Tampa Bay Times Provides Video Glimpse into Florida Death Row Conditions We’ve… Read More »


Congress Close To Passing Significant Criminal Justice Reform

By The Baez Law Firm |

In breaking news, on December 11, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would vote on the long-awaited criminal justice reform bill, the First Step Act. Perhaps most notably, the bill brings those convicted for crack cocaine offenses prior to the 2010 implementation of the Fair Sentencing Act into line with those… Read More »


Florida Must Restore Voting Rights to Ex-Felons This November

By The Baez Law Firm |

We’ve previously discussed just how unjust it is that those who have already served their time in Florida are permanently robbed of the ability to vote for the rest of their lives. Years after they have already served their sentences, ex-felons in the Sunshine State continue to be punished by being permanently disenfranchised. This… Read More »


Important Constitutional Amendments Coming Up On Florida’s Ballot

By The Baez Law Firm |

This November, there will be 13 key constitutional amendments on Florida’s ballot. This represents one of the longest lists of proposed constitutional changes in decades. It is crucial to understand what implications each of these amendments could have on your civil rights before you vote. Each and every one requires 60 percent of the… Read More »


Former NFL Cheerleaders Allege Gender (Sex) Discrimination

By The Baez Law Firm |

Several gender discrimination claims filed against the NFL have made headlines of late as the victims who filed the claims offered to essentially settle for nothing if, in exchange, the league prepares a set of binding rules and regulations to apply to all NFL teams and the victims can have a “good faith” meeting… Read More »


IRS On the Lookout for Tax Fraud and Evasion this Coming Tax Season

By The Baez Law Firm |

Between March 2011 and December 2011, Orlando resident Wilson Benjamin cashed approximately $17.8 million in fraudulent federal tax refund checks. Throughout that time period, he cashed over 2,000 fake income-tax returns, 430 of which were in the name of dead people. In order to make such a feat possible, Benjamin owned and operated both… Read More »

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