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NOTICE: The last regular summer opinion release will be July 9. Regular releases resume on August 27. Out-of-calendar opinions still may be released during the summer when needed.
Opinion Release: The Clerk's Office releases opinions at 11 a.m. each Thursday, unless no opinions are ready for release at that time. Court staff posts them to this website as soon as possible. Some opinions may be released outside of this schedule, called "out-of-calendar" releases, such as in emergencies. Scheduled and unscheduled opinion releases are announced via Twitter @flcourts.
Summer & Winter Release Schedule. The Court suspends its regular Thursday release of opinions starting in July and extending into August each year. It also typically suspends releases over the Christmas and New Years' holidays. Notices will be posted here each year when regular opinion releases will stop and start again during these periods. As always, out-of-calendar opinion releases are possible at any time for time-sensitive cases.
Other Cessations of Thursday Releases. It also is common for regular opinion releases to be suspended at times when the membership of the Court is changing due to the departure and appointment of new Justices.
Current Opinions. Unless opinions say otherwise, they are not final until any timely filed motions for rehearing are considered and disposed of by the Court. These opinions are also subject to formal revision before publication in the Southern Reporter, 3rd Series.
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About Supreme Court Opinions
Opinions are available from September 24, 1999, to the present. Opinions released prior to this date can be found on Westlaw and in Florida Law Weekly. These decisions are not final until any timely filed motion for rehearing is considered and disposed of by the Court. Opinions are also subject to formal revision before publication in the Southern Reporter, 3rd Series.