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Oral Argument Press Summaries
December 6-10, 2004

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, December 6, 2004
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
Tuesday, December 7, 2004
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Case Time Facts & Issues Place of Origin
Alfonso Green v. State of Florida

SC02-2315

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9:00 Green was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for the first-degree murders of Robert and Dora Nichols. After this Court affirmed Green's convictions and death sentences, the parties stipulated that Green had received ineffective representation at the penalty phase. The trial court approved the parties' stipulation and granted Green a new penalty phase. Green was again sentenced to death for the murders of the Mr. and Mrs. Nichols. This is the direct appeal of the death sentences imposed at Green's penalty phase retrial.  Hillsborough County
Melvin Trotter v. State of Florida

SC03-735 | SC03-1967

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N/A Removed from the Calendar Manatee County
State of Florida v. Adam Sousa

SC03-2128

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Approx. 9:40 Sousa was convicted of two counts of attempted murder with a firearm and one count of aggravated assault with a firearm from an incident at the Naples-Fort Myers greyhound track involving three victims with two victims being shot. The trial court imposed consecutive minimum mandatory sentences in accord with the 10-20-Life Statute and the district court reversed finding only concurrent sentences were allowed. This Court accepted jurisdiction based upon express conflict to determine if consecutive or concurrent sentences were appropriate.  Lee County
Carolyn R. Wade v. Michael D. Hirschman

SC04-1012

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Approx. 10:30 As part of their divorce, Wade and Hirschman were ordered to have rotating custody of their child in an arrangement favoring the mother. Later, the trial court ordered it changed to favor the father. The Fifth District Court affirmed on appeal. St. John's County

Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Wednesday, December 8, 2004
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Case Time Facts & Issues Place of Origin
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Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Thursday, December 9, 2004
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Case Time Facts & Issues Place of Origin
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Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Friday, December 10, 2004
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Case Time Facts & Issues Place of Origin
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