The Florida Supreme Court issued an order on Tuesday accepting jurisdiction in Alachua County, et al. v. Expedia, Inc., et al. (SC13-838). The central issue in the case is whether online travel companies such as Expedia and Hotels.com are required
Florida Death Row Inmates Challenge the Validity of the Timely Justice Act
By Dwight Slater and Jacek Stramski On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, nearly 200 of Florida’s death-row inmates (“Petitioners”) filed an emergency petition asking the Court to declare certain provisions of the Timely Justice Act of 2013, Ch. 2013-216, Laws of
Florida Supreme Court May Decide Whether Online Travel Companies are Subject to the Tourist Development Tax
One interesting case that the Florida Supreme Court may accept jurisdiction over is Leon County, et al. v. Expedia, Inc., et al. (SC13-838). The essential issue that the Court will have to address, if it takes the case, is whether
The U.S. Department of Justice Argues that Undocumented Immigrant is Ineligible to be Licensed as an Attorney in Florida
On May 20, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus curiae brief in the matter of Florida Board of Bar Examiners Re: Question as to Whether Undocumented Immigrants are Eligible for Admission to the Florida Bar (SC11-2568).
The 2012 Florida Redistricting Fight: Round Two?
By Dwight Slater Thought the fight over the 2012 redistricting process was over? Think again. Not only is the fight still going, it never truly stopped. On September 5, 2012, mere months after the Supreme Court approved the Senate redistricting
Can Courts Determine Whether Politicians are Ensuring that Florida Schools Allow Access to a High Quality Education?
The Supreme Court recently ruled in Haridopolos v. Citizens for Strong Schools, Inc. that a trial to determine precisely those questions can go forward. The case history, which follows, demonstrates just how contentious this case is likely to be. In
Fighting a Traffic Light Camera
As you are driving down a busy street, you see the light change in front of you from green to yellow. Your car speeds up (on its own volition?) and you enter the intersection believing the light is still yellow.
Applying for Membership to the Bar as an Undocumented Immigrant
On the Court’s docket is a petition for an advisory opinion filed by the Florida Board of Bar Examiners (“FBBE”) that is sure to receive national attention. At issue is whether an undocumented immigrant may be denied membership with the
Scrambled Eggs or: Does Florida Law Allow a Child to Have Two Female Parents?
The facts in T.M.H. v. D.M.T. (SC12-216), as the Fifth District Court of Appeals (“DCA”) stated in its opinion below, 79 So.3d 787 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011), are not in dispute. The parties were involved in a committed lesbian relationship