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Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, sued Gov. Ron DeSantis in federal court after the governor suspended him from office.
Hillsborough’s ousted state attorney gets his day in court against the governor who removed him from office.
Romona Oliver was facing two felonies. She pleaded no contest to one, and the other was dropped.
The eligibility of some of the candidates nominated to Florida’s courts of appeal in the 5th and 6th districts are being challenged.
Court records detail the road to the suspension of Hillsborough State Attorney Warren, who’s suing to get the job back.


  1. This artist sketch depicts the trial of Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, left, as he testifies before U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta on charges of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington.
  2. Suspended Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren speaks to reporters before a federal court hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  3. A Venezuelan migrant waves to a crowd before leaving St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass on the island of Marthas Vineyard. A group of 48 migrants was flown to the island from Texas earlier this week, leaving them stranded.
  4. A former sergeant for the Florida Department of Corrections is going to an appeals court to overturn his firing for medical marijuana use.
  5. Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren, left, sued Gov. Ron DeSantis in federal court after the governor suspended him from office.
  6. A Tampa police officer's body-worn camera captured the Aug. 18 arrest of Romona Oliver on charges of voter fraud for voting illegally in 2020. Oliver, 55, spent 18 years in prison on a second-degree murder charge, making her ineligible to vote.
  7. Judge Jamie Grosshans in Tallahassee as Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on.
  8. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, a Democrat, told the Tampa Bay Times in January that she planned to a run for a second term.
  9. Golf carts line the streets near the Brownwood Paddock Square area pictured on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 in The Villages.
  10. Far-right activist Nick Fuentes holds a rally at the Lansing Capitol in Lansing, Mich. on Nov. 11, 2020. Former President Donald Trump had dinner Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at his Mar-a-Lago club with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, who is now known as Ye, as well as Fuentes, who has used his online platform to spew antisemitic and white supremacist rhetoric.
  11. Jim Waurishuk, chairman of the Hillsborough County Republican Party. [Times (2016)]
  12. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 18, 2022, when he announced voter fraud arrests across the state.
  13. Could Paxlovid solve one of the pandemic’s biggest puzzles? A new study at Stanford University aims to find out.
  14. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., left, finished slightly ahead of Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker in the Nov. 8 midterm election, but with just less than 50% of the vote, forcing a runoff.
  15. Mourners stand along the makeshift memorial to the victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  16. Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, left reminisces on a stack of newspaper articles with her assistant, Jan Tracy, right, while recalling memories of her tenure as a public official on Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022, in her office at the Pinellas County Courthouse in Clearwater. Seel retired in November, after more than 25 years, including more than two decades on the Pinellas County Commission.
  17. A home in Fort Myers is inundated with flood waters on Sept. 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian. A report out on Wednesday predicted higher reinsurance rates as insured claims of up to $55 billion will make the storm "one of the costliest natural catastrophe events ever.”
  18. House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell, seen here at a Democratic Party event in July, said Tuesday that "change starts right here and right now" if the party is to recover.
  19. The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.
  20. House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, left, and Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, discussed the rising cost of living for Floridians, housing and Hurricane Ian.
  21. Tony Patterson, a registered sex offender, when told by a Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent that he was being arrested for voting illegally in 2020.
  22. Simone Marstiller had been appointed as the agency’s secretary in February 2021.
  23. Jordan "Doyle" Walsh was officially named St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch's chief of staff on Monday, Nov. 21.
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