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TANKER FLIPS AT FLORIDA’S PORT EVERGLADES, SPILLING FUEL

Broward Sheriff’s officials tweeted that more than 8,000 gallons of fuel leaked from the truck when it turned over late Thursday night. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. Fire crews laid down foam to soak up the spill. Video footage on local television stations showed the foam over a large area at the port.

JUDGE: MIAMI-DADE DEPORTATION POLICY IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch said in his ruling Friday that the policy violates the 10th Amendment’s limits on federal power over states. The county quickly appealed and the scope of Hirsch’s decision was not immediately clear. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered the policy after Trump issued an executive order threatening to withhold federal money from local governments considered “sanctuary cities” for immigrants.

JUDGE: DAD WHO DROPPED GIRL OFF BRIDGE READY TO STAND TRIAL

Pinellas County Judge Joseph Bulone issued the ruling Friday. In January, state mental health doctors determined 27-year-old Jon Jonchuck was ready to stand trial. He was deemed incompetent in February 2015, the month after prosecutors say he dropped 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck into Tampa Bay.

HAITIAN POLITICIAN, COUP LEADER SEEKS IMMUNITY FROM US CASE

Court documents recently filed by Guy Philippe’s attorney contend he cannot be prosecuted because he’s a foreign state official due to his Nov. 20 election to the Haitian Senate. Philippe was arrested four days before he was to officially take office on Jan. 9. The filing says Philippe should be immune from the U.S. charges for his six-year Senate term. U.S. prosecutors say Philippe cannot use the political immunity defense.

STAND YOUR GROUND HEARING WRAPS UP IN THEATER SHOOTING CASE

A judge will decide whether Curtis Reeves should be immune from prosecution under Florida’s controversial stand your ground statute. The two-week hearing ended Friday. The judge will rule by March 10. The law says a person has no duty to retreat when faced with a violent confrontation and can use deadly force if he or she fears death or great bodily harm. Reeves shot 43-year-old Chad Oulson during an argument as movie previews played.

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