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    Oral Argument Schedule & Briefs

    April 6-10 & 22, 2009

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    The following summaries are drawn from briefs and lower court judgments. They are meant to provide a general idea of facts and issues presented in cases, and should not be considered official court documents. Facts and issues presented in these summaries should be checked for accuracy against records and briefs, available from the Court, which provide more specific information.

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    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Ray Jackson v. State of Florida

    SC07-1233

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     9:00

    Mr. Jackson was convicted of the first-degree murder of Pallis Paulk, whose remains were found in a shallow grave in 2005. The jury voted 9-3 to recommend a death sentence and Mr. Jackson was condemned by the trial court. This is his direct appeal. He raises various issues.

    Volusia County

    Fred Anderson, Jr. v. State of Florida

    SC07-648 | SC08-644

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    Approx. 10:00 Mr. Anderson was convicted of the first-degree murder of Heather Young, who was fatally shot during a bank robbery in 1999. The jury voted unanimously to recommend a death sentence and Mr. Anderson was condemned. This Court upheld the death sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Anderson filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. The trial court upheld his murder conviction and death sentence and this appeal followed. He also filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus raising various issues. Lake County

    In re: Amendments to the Rules of Judicial Administration

    SC08-1658

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    Approx. 10:40 The Commission on Trial Court Performance and Accountability proposed various rule changes concerning court reporting services and the use of electronic recordings of court proceedings, including changing their status as court records. The Court asked the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee and the Appellate Court Rules Committee to provide recommendations concerning the proposed changes. State-wide impact

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Inquiry Concerning a Judge: Cheryl Aleman

    SC07-198

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    9:00

    County Court Judge Cheryl Aleman has been summoned before the Court to receive a public reprimand for ethical misconduct.

    Broward County

    The Florida Bar v. Martin Edward Doyle

    SC06-2080 | SC08-69

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    Approx. 9:10

    In the first of these disciplinary cases, The Florida Bar alleges that Mr. Doyle violated ethical standards for lawyers by engaging in fraud and misuse of money in his law firm's trust account and soliciting investment in non-existent ventures. In the second case, he is charged with violating an order from this Court suspending him from the practice of law. The trial judge assigned to hear the case as a referee concluded Mr. Doyle committed these violations and recommended he be permanently disbarred.

    Miami-Dade County

    Steven Douglas Hayward v. State of Florida

    SC07-1234

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    Approx. 9:40

    Mr. Hayward was convicted of the first-degree murder of Daniel Destefano, who was fatally shot in 2005 during a robbery. The jury voted 8-4 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Hayward. This is his direct appeal. He raises various issues.

    St. Lucie County

    Michael James Jackson v. State of Florida

    SC07-2008

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    Approx. 10:40 Mr. Jackson was convicted of the first-degree murders of Reggie and Carol Sumner, who were kidnapped from their home and buried alive in 2005. The jury voted 8-4 to recommend a death sentence for each murder and the trial court condemned him for each murder. This is his direct appeal. He raises various issues. Duval County

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

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    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    No cases scheduled

     

     

     

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Thursday, April 9, 2009

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    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    No cases scheduled

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Friday, April 10, 2009

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    No cases scheduled 

     

     

     

     

     

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    G.M. v. State of Florida

    SC08-1102

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    10:00

    G.M., a juvenile, was charged with one count of marijuana possession in 2006. In the trial court, he argued that police violated his constitutional protection against unreasonable seizure by driving up behind the parked car he was sitting in and activating their emergency police lights without a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. The trial court disagreed. The Third District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court's ruling and this appeal followed.

    Miami-Dade County

    Liberty Counsel v. The Florida Bar Board of Governors

    SC09-363

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    10:40 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. State-wide impact