Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court is heading into its summer break with an oral argument lineup that is heavy on substance. Some cases that may be worth watching live on Gavel2Gavel are: On Tuesday morning, the Court will consider
March Oral Arguments: Redistricting, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Right to Counsel, and More
Jacek Stramski | The Florida Supreme Court’s oral argument schedule this month proves that the excitement of March madness is not confined to the NCAA basketball tournament. The first case heard by the Court this month was The League of
February Oral Arguments: Public Records, Sexual Intercourse, and Bond Validation
Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court’s February oral argument calendar was just released and a handful of cases will present especially interesting questions to the Court. On February 3, the Court will hear Board of Trustees, Jacksonville, v. Lee (SC13-1315).
When is a Suspicion Founded Sufficiently to Support a Detention?
Kristen Larson Earlier this month the Florida Supreme Court heard Williams v. State. (SC13-2315). The central issue in this case is whether the Fourth District Court of Appeals erred in affirming the trial court’s admission of evidence that was obtained
Can Citizens Property Insurance be Liable for Bad Faith?
Regina Keenan On October 7, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral argument in Citizens Property Ins., Corp., Etc. v. Perdido Sun Condominium Assoc., Inc., Etc. (SC14-185), a civil action against Citizens for bad faith. The trial court’s dismissal of the
Don’t Drink and Jury
Michael Maida On October 7, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in Plank v. State (SC14-414), on appeal from the First District Court of Appeal, 130 So. 3d 289 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014), which certified conflict with Woods v. State,
Power Struggle: Does a School Have an Affirmative Duty to Use an AED When Necessary?
Kristen Larson This week the Florida Supreme Court heard oral argument in Limones v. School District of Lee County. (SC13-932) The central issue in this case is whether a school district’s failure to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) was
Florida Supreme Court Considers Procedural Due Process of State’s Involuntary Commitment System
By Jacek Stramski National attention is focusing on the lack of adequate public mental health services, which has turned the criminal justice system into the repository for individuals with mental health problems. The New York Times covered the issue recently,
Retroactive Application of the Miller Rule to Juvenile Life Without Parole Sentences
By Herron Bond In Falcon v. State (SC13-865), argued on March 6, 2014 (oral arguments available here), the Supreme Court of Florida considered a motion for post-conviction relief about whether to allow individualized sentencing for a 15 year old who
Are Administrative Negligence Claims Against Hospitals Subject to Medical Malpractice Act Requirements?
By Herron Bond Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Florida heard arguments in Burns v. Palms West Hospital (SC12-1387), a dispute revolving around claims for administrative negligence brought against a hospital for continuing to retain physicians who had previously