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    04-17-2014 Judge Laura M. Watson v. JQC   SC14-749
      Judge Watson sued the JQC contending it lacks jurisdiction to discipline her for ethical misconduct in a related case, JQC Re: Watson, SC13-1333.   Docket
           
    04-17-2014 Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Company, et. al.  

    SC13-2082

     

    This case asks whether the state workers’ compensation statute violated the Constitution when it restricted attorneys’ fees in a claims case.

     

    Docket

           
    04-17-2013 Alachua County, et al. v. Expedia, Inc.   SC13-838
      This case involves a dispute over taxes paid by online travel companies to counties.   Docket
           
    04-15-2014 The Florida Bar v. Maria Elena Perez   SC14-733
      The Bar has brought ethics charges against Perez for her work in an NCAA probe of University of Miami athletics.   Docket
           
    04-10-2014 Morris Publishing v. Florida Dept. of Education   SC14-691
      This case asks about an award of attorneys fees in a case involving Florida teacher records related to FCAT scores.   Docket
           
    04-10-2014 The Florida Bar v. Re: Henry N. Adorno  

    SC13-2055

     

    Attorney Henry N. Adorno was suspended from practice in October 2010 for ethical offenses and now seeks reinstatement.

     

    Docket

           
    04-08-2014
    Ana Maria Cardona v. State of Florida   SC11-1446
      This case is Cardona's automatic appeal to the Florida Supreme Court for her conviction and death sentence.   Docket
           
    04-07-2014 Debaun v. State of Florida   SC13-2336
      This case asks whether laws governing sexually transmissible diseases apply only when the parties involved are a man and a woman.   Docket
           
    03-20-2014
    Privacy & Court Records    

    2014 Administrative Order. The Court issued a new Order on the subject.

    2011 Opinion. The Court released an Opinion on this issue on June 30, 2011.

    2009 Hearing. On September 2, 2009, the Court heard arguments in another Related Case. An Opinion was released on March 18, 2010.

    2008 Report. A Report filed in 2008 is available.

    2008 Filings. On January 18, 2008, the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Access to Court Records filed its Invitation for Comments on its Preliminary Proposal. Comments are requested by March 3, 2008.

    2007 Filings. On June 20, 2007, an Interim Report and Cover Letter were filed with this Court. As a result, the Chief Justice Issued a revised Moratorium order on September 7, 2007.

    Other documents filed with this Court on April 2, 2007, are available.

    2006 Court Order & Limited Moratorium. On July 3, 2006,the Court released an Order in response to the Report of the Committee on Privacy & Court Records along with a new Limited Moratorium on certain electronic releases of court records. The order was later implemented by an Administrative Order issued August 21, 2006.

    Group 3. A Request of the Court for comments on Group 3 of the Report is available. Comments will be accepted until May 1, 2006. View the current Comments on Group 3.

    Group 2. By a prior separate Request of the Court, comments on Group 2 of the Report were accepted until March 1, 2006. Check Comments on Group 2, which were last updated March 2, 2006.

    The members of the Florida Supreme Court in their administrative capacity have invited persons who commented on the Report on Privacy & Court Records, Group Two Recommendations, to speak to the Court on April 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. The meeting will be in the courtroom in Tallahassee.

    Group 1. Pursuant to a prior Request of the Court, comments on Group 1 of the final Report were accepted until February 1, 2006. Check Comments on Group 1. A hearing on Group 1 issues was held March 1, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET at the Supreme Court Building in Tallahassee.

    Full Report. The seven segments of this Report were submitted to the Court in September 2005. They are the Cover, Cover Letter, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. On May 6, 2005, the Committee on Privacy & Court Records issued its earlier Draft Report.

    Prior Matters. On February 13, 2004, an Amended Moratorium Order was issued in this matter. Other Documents include the Report of the legislative Study Committee on Public Records released Feb. 15, 2003.

       
           
    03-17-2014 Bradley Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, etc. & City of St. Petersburg, etc. v. Bradley Westphal  

    SC13-1930
    Docket

    SC13-1976
    Docket

      This case involves a dispute over disability benefits for an injured firefighter.  
           
    03-06-2014 Dane P. Abdool, et. al. v. Pam Bondi, etc., et. al.   SC13-1123
      This case challenges the Timely Justice Act, which deals with the death penalty.   Docket
           
    01-30-2014 Brian Bragdon v. State of Florida  

    SC13-2083

     

    This case asks whether people are barred from claiming self defense under the “Stand Your Ground” law when they are engaged in unlawful activity.

     

    Docket

           
    01-30-2014 Florida Board of Bar Examiners Re: Undocumented Immigrants   SC11-2568
      This case involves the issue of whether undocumented immigrants can become Florida attorneys.   Docket
           
    01-29-2014 City of Orlando v. Michael Udowychenko   SC12-1471
      This case involves the validity of certain redlight cameras used to detect traffic violations.   Docket
           
    01-27-2014 Medical Marijuana Initiative   SC13-2006
      A citizens' group has proposed a constitutional amendment permitting medical use of marijuana.  

    Docket

    SC13-2132
    Docket

           
    01-16-2014 Florida Virtual School v. K12, Inc.   SC13-1934
      This case involves a dispute over trademark infringement claims.   Docket
           
    01-07-2014 Barbara Devane v. Rick Scott, Governor   SC14-5
     

    This petition asks the Court to order the Governor to fill the post of Lieutenant Governor.

      Docket
           
    12-19-2013
    Certification of the Need for New Judges   Website
    The 2013 Certification of the need for new judges was issued.  Certification then will be considered by the Legislature. Historical Information on Certification also is available.    
         
    12-13-2013 The League of Women Voters of Florida, et al v. The Florida House of Representatives, et al & Rene Romo, et al v. The Florida House of Representatives, et al.  

    SC13-949
    Docket

    SC13-951
    Docket


     

    These cases involve a dispute over whether legislators and legislative staff can be forced to answer questions about the Congressional redistricting process.

     
           
    12-13-2013 Barbara Herrin, et. al. v. City of Deltona  

    SC13-2003

     

    This case involves a question of whether the public has a right to be heard at governmental meetings under the Sunshine Law as it existed before recent amendments.

     

    Docket

           
    12-11-2013 The Florida Bar Re: Advisory Opinion - Activities of Community Association Managers   SC13-889
     

    This case is about a proposed advisory opinion from the Standing Committee on the Unlicensed Practice of Law regarding activities of community association managers.

      Docket
           
    11-08-2013 The Florida Bar v. David J. Stern  

    SC13-643

      The Florida Bar has filed this complaint related to alleged misconduct in foreclosure cases.  

    Docket

           
    11-08-2013 Enock Plancher, etc. v. UCF Athletics Association, et. al  

    SC13-1872
    Docket

    SC13-1874
    Docket

     

    This case involves the amount of damages a state college athletic program owes for injuries to a student athlete.

     
           
    11-07-2013 D.M.T. v. T.M.H.   SC12-261
     

    This case involves the constitutionality of a state law that terminates the parental rights of people who donate eggs, sperm or preembroyos.

      Docket
           
    02-28-2014 Carlos Ulloa v. CMI, Inc.   SC11-2291
     

    This case involves an issue arising from equipment used to administer breath tests to DUI defendants.

      Docket
           
    10-31-2013 Richard R. McDade v. State of Florida   SC13-1248
      This case involves the admissibility of audio recordings made by the victim into evidence at trial.   Docket
           
    10-29-2013 Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco v. State of Florida   SC13-1988
     

    This case involves allegations of corruption against the mayor of Tamarac.

      Docket
           
    10-29-2013 Richard Masone v. City of Aventura   SC12-644
      This cases poses a question about the legality of using red-light cameras to detect traffic violations.   Docket
           
    11-21-2013 License Acquisitions v. Debary Real Estate & Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation v. Debary Real Estate  

    SC13-968
    Docket

    SC13-1028
    Docket

     

    This case involves a challenge to a state law that lets the holder of a par-mutuel permit to change the class of the permit from jai-alai to greyhound racing.

     
           
    09-26-2013 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General:
    Land Acquisition Trust Fund
      SC13-659
     

    The attorney general requests an advisory opinion regarding a proposed constitutional amendment that would dedicate funds for the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire and restore conservation and recreation lands.

      Docket
           
    08-14-2013 Citizens of the State of Florida v. PSC   SC13-144
      This case involves a rate increase for Florida Power & Light Company.   Docket
           
    08-12-2013 The Florida Bar v. Timothy Patrick McCabe  

    SC13-549
    Docket

    SC13-636
    Docket

      In these two cases, The Florida Bar has filed a complaint against and seeks the emergency suspension of Palm Beach attorney Timothy McCabe.  
           
    07-11-2013 Florida House of Representatives v. League of Women Voters   SC13-252
      This petition involves a lower court case about redistricting.   Docket
           
    08-28-2013 Debra LaFave v. State of Florida   SC12-2232
      This case involves issues about a plea agreement with a teacher accused of lewd conduct with an underage student.   Docket
           
    05-23-2012 11th Circuit Public Defender v. State of Florida  

    SC10-1349
    Docket

    SC09-1181
    Docket

      These cases involve an issue arising from the 11th Circuit (Miami-Dade) Public Defender's decision to decline representation in some felony cases.  
           
    02-22-2013 Roman Pino v. The Bank of New York Mellon   SC11-697
      This cases presents issues related to alleged foreclosure fraud.   Docket
           
    02-14-2013 State of Florida v. Pierre Domville   SC13-121
      This case asks whether judges are required in certain circumstances to recuse themselves if they are Facebook friends with an attorney appearing before them.   Docket
           
    11-28-2012 In re: Implementation of Electronic Filing   SC11-399
      This case involves standards, procedures, and time tables for the implementation of electronic filing in the Florida State Courts.   Docket
           
    11-15-2012 Citizens of the State of Florida v. Ronald A. Brise   SC12-2149
      The case involves a challenge to a Florida Public Service Commission's settlement giving Florida Power & Light Co. authority to increase base rates.   Docket
           
    11-08-2012 Denny Jones v. Kenneth Detzner  

    SC12-2297

      This case asks that the Court declare Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy A. Quince not qualified for the November ballot.   Docket
           
    11-02-2012 Amanda Jean Hall v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.   SC11-1611
      This case involves the constitutionality of a statute capping the bond that must be posted to appeal an award in a smoking lawsuit.”   Docket
           
    10-11-2012 Rick Scott v. George Williams   SC12-520
      This case involves a challenge to a law requiring state workers to contribute 3 percent toward their retirement plan.   Docket
           
    09-11-2012 Haridopolos v. Citizens for Strong Schools   SC12-216
      This case involves a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of school funding.   Docket
           
    09-06-2012 Southern Alliance for Energy v. Art Graham   SC11-2465
      This cases involves the constitutionality of a law letting energy companies recover some costs for the future construction of nuclear plants.   Docket
           
    08-28-2012 Bob Graham v. Mike Haridopolos   SC11-2453
      This case asks the Court to determine the extent of the Board of Governors' constitutional authority to regulate the state university system.   Docket
           
    07-31-2012 State of Florida v. Richard Catalano   SC11-1166
      This case involves the constitutionality of a statute restricting the volume of car stereo systems played on public streets.   Docket
           
    07-12-2012 State of Florida v. Luke Jarrod Adkins   SC11-1878
      This case involves a lower court order declaring unconstitutional a state statute dealing with criminal drug offenses.   Docket
           
    06-18-2012 The Florida Bar v. N. James Turner   SC12-282
      This case involves Bar ethics proceedings against a former judge.   Docket
           
    05-10-2012 William Telli v. Broward County, et. al.   SC11-1737
      This case involves the constitutionality of term limits approved by voters in Broward County for their county commissioners.   Docket
           
    05-07-2012 In re: Judicial Branch Governance   SC11-1374
      This case involves various requests for reconsideration of judicial branch governance standards established by the Supreme Court in a February 9, 2012, opinion.   Docket
           
    04-27-2012 Calder Race Course v. DBPR   SC11-2152
      Calder challenges a statute allowing an expansion of gaming at pari-mutuel facilities.   Docket
           
    04-27-2012 West Flagler Associates v. South Florida Racing   SC11-2148
      This case involves the constitutionality of a statute authorizing slot machine gaming at pari-mutuel facilities.   Docket
           
    04-27-2012 Florida Gaming Centers v. DBPR   SC11-2182
      This case involves the constitutionality of a statute authorizing slot machine gaming at pari-mutuel facilities.   Docket
           
    04-19-2012 2012 Legislative Apportionment (Senate Maps)   SC12-460
      In this case, the Court will review new legislative Senate districting maps drawn by the legislature to reflect population shifts in Florida.   Docket
           
    03-09-2012 2012 Legislative Apportionment (Original Case)   SC12-1
      In this case, the Court will review new legislative districting maps drawn by the legislature to reflect population shifts in Florida. The Court issued its Opinion on March 9, 2012.   Docket
           
    12-27-2011 The Florida Bar v. David J. Stern   SC11-1192
      The Florida Bar has filed this complaint related to alleged misconduct in foreclosure cases.   Docket
           
    12-19-2011
    Foreclosure Mediation Program   Website
     

    The Report on Florida's managed foreclosure mediation program is now on-line. The progrram was terminated December 19, 2011.

       
           
    10-13-2011
    Jeffrey Lewis v. Leon County   SC09-1698
      This case poses the question of who must pay for Regional Conflict Counsel, the counties or the State.   Docket
           
    09-20-2011 Christopher Johnson v. State of Florida   SC09-1045
      This case involves questions about when a public defender may withdraw from a case, thereby triggering a requirement that the Office of Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Counsel take the case.   Docket
           
    08-16-2011 Rosalie Whiley v. Richard Scott   SC11-592
      Whiley sued the Governor challenging his decision to suspend certain executive-branch rulemaking.   Docket
           
    07-19-2011 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Mathilde Martin, etc.   SC11-483
      R.J. Reynolds asks this Court to review the award of damages to the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer   Docket
           
    06-21-2011 Innocence Commission   Website
      On July 2, 2010, Chief Justice Charles T. Canady issued an Administrative Order creating an Innocence Commission. On June 21, 2011, it issued an interim report.    
           
    06-17-2011 The Florida Bar v. John T. Stemberger   SC11-32
      The Florida Bar has filed a complaint against Stemberger for alleged ethical breaches associated with a dependency case in Orange County.   Docket
           
    05-18-2011 Lowell Kuvin v. City of Coral Gables   SC10-2352
      This cases involves a challenge to a Coral Gables zoning code restricting the parking of pickup trucks along city streets during evening hours.   Docket
           
    05-16-2011 David Bivens v. City of Lakeland   SC11-664
     

    Bivens is challenging decisions by two judges of the 1st District Court of Appeal who would not recuse themselves from his appeal over a workers compensation claim that had been denied.

      Docket
           
    04-21-2011 Florida Bar v. Henry Adorno   SC09-1012
      This disciplinary action arises from Adorno's involvement in litigation over emergency medical assessment fees imposed by the City of Miami.   Docket
           
    03-04-2011 Governor Crist v. Robert M. Ervin  

    SC10-1317
    Docket

    SC10-1319
    Docket


      These cases involve legislative allocation of user fees collected by the trial court clerks.  
           
    03-04-2011 Thad Altman v. Richard Scott   SC11-396
      A petition has been filed regarding high speed rail in Florida. The Court denied relief March 4, 2011.   Docket
           
    02-18-2011 In Re: Statewide Grand Jury   SC09-1910
      On Oct. 14, 2009, the Governor asked the Court to impanel a statewide grand jury. An Interim Report was filed on December 29, 2010. See the Attorney General's website for more information.   Docket
           
    02-01-2011 Judicial Branch Governance Study   Website
      The Judicial Branch Governance Study Group submitted its final report and recommendation to the Supreme Court on February 1, 2011. It proposes changes to the way the judicial branch is governed.    
           
    01-26-2011 Rawlis Leslie v. The St. Joe Company   SC10-2243
      This case alleges a conflict of interest in the way the First District Court of Appeal resolved an appeal.   Docket
           
    10-29-2010 Bush v. Gore 10 Year Retrospective Photos   Website
      The Florida Supreme Court is releasing archival photographs on the 10th anniversary of the 2000 presidential election appeals.    
           
    10-07-2010 FEA v. Florida Dept. of State   SC10-1784
     

    This case involves a challenge to proposed Amendment 8 scheduled to appear on the November ballot.

      Docket
           
    10-04-2010 Sarasota Citizens for Responsible Government v. City of Sarasota   SC10-1647
      The case involves the validity of a bond issue by the City and County of Sarasota to build a spring training stadium for the Baltimore Orioles.   Docket
           
    09-28-2010 Ken Jenne v. Florida Department of Management Services   SC10-1371
      Jenne sought review of a decision of the 1st District Court holding that he has forfeited his state retirement benefits. The Court dismissed the case on September 28, 2010.   Docket
           
    09-22-2010 FEA v. Florida Dept. of State   SC10-1784
     

    This case involves a challenge to proposed Amendment 8 scheduled to appear on the November ballot.

      Docket
    09-14-2010
    Miccosukee Tribe v. South Florida Water Management District

     

    SC09-1817
    Docket


    SC09-1818
    Docket


    SC09-1893
    Docket

      These cases involve a bond issue to restore part of the Everglades.  
           
    08-31-2010 Florida Department of State v. Mona Mangat   SC10-1527
      This case involves a challenge to proposed Amendment 9 currently scheduled to appear on the November ballot. The court issued its opinion on August 31, 2010.   Docket
           
    08-31-2010 Dawn Roberts v. Brian Doyle   SC10-1508
      This case involves a challenge to proposed Amendment 3 currently scheduled to appear on the November ballot. The court issued its opinion on August 31, 2010.   Docket
           
    08-31-2010 Dawn Roberts v. NAACP   SC10-1375
      This case involves the placement of Amendment 7 on the November ballot, relating to redistricting. The court issued its opinion on August 31, 2010.   Docket
           
    08-31-2010 Dawn Roberts v. Corrine Brown   SC10-1362
      The interim Secretary of State has petitioned the Court to prohibit or assume jurisdiction of a challenge filed in the Leon County Circuit Court to proposed constitutional amendments 5 and 6 currently scheduled to be on the 2010 general election ballot. The court issued its opinion on August 31, 2010.   Docket
           
    08-24-2010 Collier County Commissioners v. Brock   SC09-2190
      This case concerns the scope of the powers exercised by the clerk of the circuit court in Collier County acting in his capacity as county auditor and custodian of county funds.  

    Docket

           
    07-23-2010
    FTC v. Olmstead   SC08-1009
      This case presents the question of whether creditors can seize the assets of a single-member limited liability company under Florida law.   Docket
           
    07-12-2010 Governor's Request for an Advisory Opinion: Judicial Vacancy in Escambia County   SC10-1186
      Governor Crist has asked the Court for an advisory opinion regarding the judicial vacancy created by the resignation of Escambia County Judge David B. Ackerman.   Docket
           
    06-30-2010 Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association v. Dawn K. Roberts   SC10-1148
      The Association has filed suit to remove proviso language from the state budget prohibiting the use of state funds to pay for attorneys' Bar dues.   Docket
           
    06-24-2010 McNeil v. Council for Secular Humanism   SC10-957
      This case involves a challenge to the state's use of faith-based organizations to operate transitional programs for certain inmates.   Docket
           
    06-15-2010 Model Administrative Order on Court Closures    
      On June 15, 2010, the Court announced a new model Administrative Order that will be used in the future to extend and suspend certain legal deadlines in the event a Florida state court is closed due to an emergency.    
           
    06-11-2010 Jurors' Use of the Social Media   SC10-51
      This proposal asks the Court to consider new instructions to jurors restricting their use of the Social Media and other forms of electronic communications, such as Twitter.   Docket
           
    05-26-2010 Save Our Homes Cases  

    SC09-1796
    Docket

    SC09-2292
    Docket

      These cases involve challenges to Florida's Save Our Homes property tax laws.  
           
    05-24-2010 NCAA v. AP, et. al.   SC09-1909
      The NCAA asks the Court to review a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in a case involving Florida’s public records laws.   Docket
           
    02-18-2010 Citizens' Initiative on Hometown Democracy Petition   SC08-884

      This is a citizens' initiative to amend the Constitution to provide that citizens have a right to decide local growth management changes.   Docket

           
    02-11-2010 Browning v. Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections   SC07-2074
      This case involves a proposed amendment to the Sarasota County charter requiring the use of voting systems that provide a verified paper ballot.   Docket
           
    11-25-2009 Florida Bar v. Scott W. Rothstein   SC09-2146
      The Florida Bar and attorney Scott W. Rothstein have reached an agreement for disbarment by consent. The Court permanently disbarred him.   Docket
           
    10-15-2009
    John Couey v. State of Florida   SC07-1636
      This case is Couey's automatic appeal to the Florida Supreme Court for his conviction and death sentence in the murder of Jessica Lunsford.   Docket
           
    08-14-2009
    Robert Pleus, Jr. v. Charles Crist   SC09-565
      Retired Judge Robert Pleus filed suit in the Supreme Court over a vacancy on the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona.   Docket
           
    05-07-2009 Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General: Legislative Redistricting   SC08-986
      The Attorney General has filed a citizens' initiative on legislative redistricting standards for the Court to determine whether it meets legal standards for placement on the ballot.   Docket
           
      The fiscal impact statement also has been presented to the Court for review.  

    SC08-1163
    Docket

           
    05-07-2009 Citizens' Initiative on Congressional Reapportionment   SC08-1149
      The Attorney General has filed a citizens' initiative on congressional redistricting standards for the Court to determine whether it meets legal standards for placement on the ballot.   Docket
           
      The fiscal impact statement also has been presented to the Court for review.   SC08-1165
    Docket
           
    05-05-2009
    Liberty Counsel v. Florida Bar   SC09-363
      Liberty Counsel filed for injunctive relief regarding The Florida Bar Board of Governors' vote to allow the Bar's Family Law Section to file an amicus brief. That brief would be in an appeal from a court ruling striking as unconstitutional a state statute that bars homosexuals from adopting.   Docket
           
    04-23-2009 The Florida Bar v. William Abramson  

    SC07-713
    Docket

    SC08-1777
    Docket

      In these two cases, The Florida Bar is asking the Court to impose discipline on attorney William Abramson for alleged ethical violations.  
           
    04-08-2009
    Robert M. Ervin v. Florida Legislature   SC09-467
      Several Florida attorneys have sued the Legislature and other state officials over the allocation of user fees collected by the clerks of the trial courts.   Docket
           
    02-04-2009 Governor's Request for an Advisory Opinion: Re: William Abramson   SC09-3
      The Governor has requested an advisory opinion regarding the election of William Abramson as a judge.   Docket
           
    01-05-2009 Florida House of Representatives v. Crist   SC07-2154
      On November 19, 2007, the Florida House of Representatives and Speaker Marco Rubio filed suit in the Supreme Court challenging a Seminole Indian Gaming Compact negotiated by Governor Crist.   Docket
           
    12-31-2008
    Citizens' Initiative on Land-Use Planning   SC06-161
    On February 1, 2006, the Attorney General petitioned the Court to review a proposed constitutional amendment requiring that changes to local land-use plans be submitted to the voters. The Court issued its Opinion on June 22, 2006.   Docket
         
    In addition, on March 27, 2006, the Attorney General has filed a separate petition that asks the Court to review a financial impact estimate that will be provided to voters if the land-use initiative is placed on the ballot. The Court rejected the initial estimate, and the Attorney General submitted a new one.   SC06-521
    Docket
         
    12-17-2008 Jews for Jesus v. Rapp   SC06-2491
      This case asks whether and to what extent Florida will permit lawsuits for publications that allegedly place people in a "false light."   Docket
           
    12-16-2008
    Florida Bar v. Laura L. Hess   SC08-1389
      The Florida Bar has filed a disciplinary action against attorney Laura Hess.   Docket
           
    11-19-2008 Strand v. Escambia County   SC06-1894
      In this case, the Court found that certain government bond issues do not need to be approved in advance by voters.   Docket
           
    11-07-2008 State v. 11th Circuit Public Defender   SC08-1827
      This case involves a question of whether a Florida public defender's office can curtail its caseload due to budget cuts.   Docket
           
    10-30-2008 Anthrax Case   SC07-1074
      The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals on June 11 filed a Certified Question with the Florida Supreme Court regarding a death caused by anthrax contamination at the American Media buildng in Boca Raton in 2001. The Court issued its Opinion on Oct. 30, 2008.   Docket
           
    10-08-2008 Pedro Dijols v. Mardi Anne Levey   SC08-1883
      Dijols seeks review of a district court decision ordering that Levey's name appear on the ballot in a Broward county judicial election.   Docket
           
    09-17-2008 Pedro Dijols v. Kurt S. Browning   SC08-1717
      Dijols filed an emergency petition for a writ of quo warranto over the disputed results of a judicial election in Palm Beach County.   Docket
           
    09-03-2008 Dept. of State v. Slough   SC08-1569
      This is an appeal from a trial court order striking constitutional Amendment 5, proposed by the Tax & Budget Reform Commission, from the November ballot   Docket
           
    09-03-2008 Ford v. Browning   SC08-1529
      This is an appeal from a trial court order authorizing constitutional Amendments 7 & 9, proposed by the Tax & Budget Reform Commission, to be placed on the November ballot   Docket
           
    08-11-2008 Citizens' Initiative on 1.35% Tax Cap   SC08-1153
      The Attorney General has filed a citizens' initiative regarding a 1.35% tax cap.   Docket
           
      The fiscal impact statement also has been presented to the Court for review.   SC08-1239
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    08-01-2008
    Florida Lobbyist Regulation Case   SC08-791
      This case involves a legal challenge to a new Florida statute regulating executive and legislative lobbying.   Docket
           
    01-29-2008 Citizens' Initiative on Growth Management  

    SC08-318
    Docket

    SC08-492
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      This is a citizens' initiative to amend the Constitution to provide that citizens have a right to decide local growth management changes.  
           
    07-31-2007
    The Florida Bar v. Ken Jenne   SC07-2182
      At the request of The Florida Bar, the Court has suspended attorney Ken Jenne because of his conviction of a felony and ordered that a referee be appointed to investigate the matter.   Docket
           
    07-17-2008
    Statewide Grand Jury   SC07-1128
      On June 19, 2007, the Governor asked the Court to impanel a statewide grand jury. The Court entered an order impaneling the statewide grand jury on June 20, 2007. An Interim Report was filed January 15, 2008.   Docket
           
    06-18-2008 Allstate v. Office of Insurance Regulation   SC08-782
      This case involves the State's suspension of Allstate's authority to write new policies in Florida.   Docket
           
    05-19-2008 Advisory Opinion to the Governor re: Judicial Appointment Powers   SC08-844
      On May 5, 2008, Gov. Charlie Crist filed this petition asking whether he can appoint a replacement for retired Leon County Judge Tim Harley.   Docket
           
    02-11-2008
    Crist v. Fla. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers   SC08-2
      This case arises from a trial court order declaring unconstitutional Florida's five recently created offices of conflict counsel   Docket
           

       
         
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