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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.

Latest Articles by Alex Pickett

Florida poised for major changes to legal system

Legislation aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits will have far-reaching effects on insurance and negligence litigation.

11th Circuit considers lifting block on Florida sanctuary city law  

Florida's governor and attorney general want a three-judge panel to reinstate a law banning state and local agencies from implementing policies limiting cooperation with federal immigration agents.

Trump sues journalist Bob Woodward over book recordings

The former president claims the published audio clips violate federal copyright law and asks for nearly $50 million in damages.