Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – July 17th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The promised lawsuit against Florida’s new “Sanctuary law”, was filed by South Miami and nine other litigants (including legal counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center and the University of Miami’s School of Law). The key argument made is this:This encroaches into an area of exclusive federal authority and will interfere with the comprehensive federal immigration system enacted by Congress in violation of the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution
- Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office stated there haven’t been any confirmed violations of Florida’s new “Sanctuary Cities” law since its inception July 1st.
- 85 additional cases of Hep A have been documented Florida in the past week. The total for the year is nearly 1,900, or close to four times the entire 2018 total
- New details in the Jeffrey Epstein case detail allegations of Epstein engaging in illegal sexual behavior even while serving time in the Palm Beach County jail. According to the new allegations – he arranged sexual encounters during work release scheduled time