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Complaint against Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi by Orlando Businessman


Before the end of this month, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will have to explain to a Tallahassee judge why her office allegedly directed companies that settled unfair trade actions to donate millions in restitution payments to unregistered charities. In a complaint, Orlando businessman John D. Smith accuses Bondi of abusing her authority when she forced 14 businesses her office was investigating to settle by donating more than $5.5 million to 35 unregistered charities from 2011 to 2016. Bondi has denied the allegations, calling them meritless and saying Smith has targeted her office and heaped abuse on attorneys. Behind the lawsuit over charity donations, the saga between the two parties is an extensive legal fight that, weirdly enough, started over …
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Intersection: Trump University, Pam Bondi and Bernie in Puerto Rico


Questions are piling up about Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and her decision not to investigate allegations of fraud at Trump University. The New York Attorney General is investigating the case, but Bondi decided not to right around the time she accepted a campaign contribution from Trump. Are Trump supporters worried about the optics here?
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Amendment Battle Over Solar Power


Every election season, a funny thing happens – people come out of the woodwork to get constitutional amendments on the ballot to address issues the Legislature hasn’t touched – last year, voters overwhelmingly approved, for instance, a measure to dedicate a certain amount of funding to land and water conservation measures. The argument is that, since the state Legislature isn’t getting the work done, advocates need to take critical causes straight to the people and enshrine them in the state Constitution. It’s a tactic that doesn’t sit well with everyone, since the Constitution isn’t the place for common law making. This year’s amendment battle is over solar power. Advocates want to give businesses the power to generate up to generate …
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