The death of Trayvon Martin both saddens and troubles me. There cannot be any questions surrounding the circumstances of this young man’s death, and I have every confidence in the Department of Justice and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that a thorough investigation will be conducted.
Yesterday, Governor Scott and I announced the appointment of Angela B. Corey as the newly Assigned State Attorney in the investigation. I know State Attorney Corey well. She is an experienced and aggressive prosecutor.
This announcement came after the Governor and I reached out to State Attorney Norman Wolfinger. After the conversation, Wolfinger chose to turn the investigation over to another state attorney.
I will remain committed to ensuring that questions are answered.
Attorney General Bondi Applauds Governor Scott’s Signing of Bill to Ban Synthetic Drugs
Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the signing of a bill to ban synthetic drugs, House Bill 1175.
“This law bans dangerous new synthetic drugs and will clear Florida's store shelves of substances that are harming young people,” stated Attorney General Bondi. “We will continue to crack down
on drug makers who are attempting to skirt state law and endangering lives. I applaud Governor Scott for signing this vital public safety bill into law."
Upholding the Constitution
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear States’ Challenge to the Federal Government’s Health Care Act
Attorney General Pam Bondi, 25 other attorneys general, the National Federation of Independent Business and four individual plaintiffs will begin oral argument to defend Americans’ individual liberty before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, March 26. The Supreme Court has allotted an unprecedented six hours of time for oral argument, which will conclude on Wednesday, March 28. Paul Clement, former U.S. Solicitor General, will argue on behalf of the states. Click here to read more.
On Monday, Attorney General Bondi and Commissioner Putnam joined the Florida Wildlife Expedition and kayaked on the St. John’s River in Brevard County. The trip was intended to raise awareness about protecting Florida’s habitat.
Also on Monday, Attorney General Bondi attended the Florida Joint Council of Fire and Emergency Services awards ceremony and thanked the firefighters for what they do to protect their communities.
During Tuesday’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Attorney General Bondi presented a resolution in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Additionally, Attorney General Bondi had the privilege of meeting with Daniel Jordan, who spoke during Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting.