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Alex Pickett

Alex Pickett

Alex Pickett is the Courthouse News Service reporter for the Tampa Bay area. In his 18 years of reporting, Alex's stories have spanned from investigations into zoos, police departments and homelessness to violations of Florida's Sunshine Laws. He has written award-winning features on the longest sentence served by a non-violent drug offender, the effects of gentrification on a historic African-American neighborhood and the apathy toward a rural Florida county devastated by Hurricane Michael. He has hitchhiked the state of Florida, spent early mornings in hobo camps (for a story, of course) and covered the sensational Hulk Hogan sex tape trial. Alex is one of only a handful of American reporters to be waterboarded. Contact for all things Florida: the politics, the environment, the gators in your gazebo. And the legal issues in between.

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Latest Articles by Alex Pickett

Chiquita found liable for paramilitary killings in Colombia

Victory for the victims follows 17 years of litigation. The multinational fruit company plans to appeal.

Florida Supreme Court upholds 15-week abortion ban

The ruling by the state’s high court will greenlight a 6-week ban passed in 2023. The court also approved a ballot language of an initiative to enshrine abortion rights in the Florida Constitution.

Disney inks settlement with Florida oversight board, spelling end to feud over 'Don't Say Gay' law

The agreement between the entertainment giant and a board appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will end a series of lawsuits and restart negotiations on future park developments.