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Angelo Atwell v. State of Florida
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-193

Florida Department of Revenue v. American Business USA Corp.
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-2404

In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.140
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-2296

Antonio Lebaron Melton v. State of Florida
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-406

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1170

Bd. of Cnty. Comm'r Indian River Cnty. v. Art Graham, etc.
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: SC15-504, SC15-505

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board challenged two separate orders of the PSC. The first order is a declaratory statement that the PSC issued in response to a petition filed by the City of Vero Beach, in which the PSC declared that the City has t...

Citizens of the State of Florida v. Art Graham, etc.
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Numbers: SC15-95, SC15-113, SC15-115, SC15-274

Justia Opinion Summary: The PSC approved the recovery of FPL's costs incurred through its joint venture with an oil and natural gas company to engage in the acquisition, exploration, drilling, and development of natural gas wells in Oklahoma. T...

English v. State
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-2229

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was stopped by two police officers for a violation of Fla. Stat. 316.605(1), which requires a license plate to be plainly visible and free of “obscuring matter.” A seizure of evidence during the course of the t...

Farina v. State
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1697

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Appellant was convicted of first-degree murder and six other offenses stemming from a robbery of a fast food restaurant. Appellant was sentenced to death for the murder. Appellant later filed a habeas petition,...

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1867

Smith v. Jones
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-2191

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was incarcerated upon his judgments of conviction and sentences for trafficking in stolen property and uttering a forged instrument. Since 2001, Petitioner filed at least twenty-seven extraordinary writ petiti...

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-1909

Jackson v. State
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-842

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant was convicted of one count of robbery with a firearm while wearing a mask. Appellant was twenty years old when he committed the crime but twenty-one years old when he was tried and sentenced. If Appellant had b...

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