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    December 2 - 6, 2013

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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, DECEMBER 2, 2013

    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 3, 2013

    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

    License Acquisitions, LLC, et al. v. Debary Real EstateHoldings, LLC, et al. & Florida DBPR, et al., v. DebaryReal Estate Holdings, LLC., et al.

    SC13-968 & SC13-1028

    9:00

    Debary Real Estate challenged a state law that lets a pari-mutuel permit-holderchange the class of the permit from jai-alai to greyhound racing under certainconditions. License Acquisitions, a defendant, asked the trial court for asummary judgment against Debary’s allegation that the law was enacted inviolation of the Florida Constitution. The trial court issued the summaryjudgment sought by License Acquisitions. But the First District Court of Appeal overturned that decision, finding the law was unconstitutional.

    Leon County

    Robert Bailey v. State

    SC12-1041

    Approx. 9:40 Mr. Bailey was convicted of the first-degree murder of police Sgt. Kevin Kight, who was fatally shot after he stopped Mr. Bailey for a traffic infraction in 2005. The jury voted 11-1 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Bailey. This Court upheld the death sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Bailey filed a postconviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed. Bay
    County

    David Sparre v. State

    SC12-891

    Approx. 10:30 Mr. Sparre was convicted of the first-degree murder of Tiara Pool, who was fatally stabbed in 2010. The jury voted unanimously to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him to death. This is his direct appeal. Duval County

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013

    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

    John Huggins v. State

    SC11-219 & SC12-2161

    9:00

    Mr. Huggins was convicted of the first-degree murder of Carla Larson, who was fatally strangled after being kidnapped in 1997, and condemned to death. Both the sentence and conviction were vacated. He was re-tried and again convicted. The second jury voted 9-3 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him. This Court upheld the second death sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Huggins filed a postconviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.

    Orange County

    Ray Jackson v. State

    SC12-1159

    Approx.
    9:40

    Mr. Jackson was convicted of the first-degree murder of Pallis Paulk, who was killed in 2004. The jury voted 9-3 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him. This Court upheld the death sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Jackson filed a postconviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.

    Volusia County

    Bill Marquardt v, State

    SC12-555

    Approx.
    10:30
    Mr. Marquardt was convicted of the first-degree murders of Margarita Ruiz and Esperanza Wells, who were fatally shot and stabbed in 2000. Mr. Marquardt waived a jury recommendation in the penalty phase and the trial court condemned him to death for each murder. This is his direct appeal. Sumter
    County

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013

    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

    Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General Re: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions

    SC13-2006 & SC13-2132

    9:00

    A proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. The attorney general has petitioned this Court for an advisory opinion as to the validity of this proposed citizen initiative, including whether the ballot title and summary are clear and whether the amendment meets the single-subject requirement.

    Statewide impact

    Jesse Guardado v. State

    SC12-1040

    Approx.
    10:00

    Mr. Guardado pled guilty to the first-degree murder of Jackie Malone, who was fatally beaten and stabbed in 2004. The jury voted unanimously to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Guardado. This Court upheld the death sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Guardado filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.

    Walton County

    Amy Hinman v. State

    SC12-2501

    Approx.
    10:40

    During an ongoing narcotics investigation, police stopped Ms. Hinman for a traffic violation. After questioning her about the presence of weapons or drugs in her car, they arrested her on charges of drug trafficking. She argued her comments and the evidence seized by police could not be used at trial because she was not advised of her rights. The trial court agreed. But the Third District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court, ruling the police were not required to read Ms. Hinman her rights because she was not in custody at the time.

    Miami-Dade County

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013

    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.