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    Oral Argument Schedule & Briefs

    July 1, 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

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    John Marek v. State of Florida


    View briefs in Acrobat format by clicking the case number(s) here


    Marek was convicted and sentenced to death for the July 6, 1983, murder of Adella Marie Simmons. The Governor signed a death warrant, which was stayed by court order.

    Broward County