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Ibar v. State
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Numbers: SC12-522, SC12-2619

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of first-degree murder. Defendant was sentenced to death. The Supreme Court affirmed. Defendant subsequently filed a motion for postconviction relief, alleging ineffective a...

Brinkmann v. Francois
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-1899

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyron Francois, a Democrat, filed paperwork to run as a write-in candidate for Broward County Commission for District 2. A resident voter filed a complaint alleging that Francois was not properly qualified to be a write-...

In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.425
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-912

Gerardo Guzman v. State of Florida
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC13-687

State v. Lucas
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-1925

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent was convicted of burglary of a dwelling with a battery and aggravated battery and sentenced to life in prison. Respondent later filed a postconviction motion under Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.850 raising four grounds f...

Long v. State
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-2351

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a prisoner under sentence of death, filed a successive motion for postconviction relief, claiming that newly discovered evidence rendered his guilty plea invalid. The postconviction court summarily denied Appe...

Blaxton v. State
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1307

Justia Opinion Summary: This matter involved the pro se petition for writ of mandamus filed by Petitioner, an inmate in state custody. This petition was one of twenty-one extraordinary writ petitions or notices Petitioner had filed with the Sup...

In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
Date: January 28, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-150

Long v. State
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-2351

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to death. Appellant later filed a successive motion for postconviction relief, alleging that newly discovered evidence rendered his guilty plea invalid. The postconvic...

Blaxton v. State
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1307

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, an inmate in state custody, filed in the Supreme Court a pro se petition for writ of mandamus. The petition was the thirty-first extraordinary writ petition or notice he had filed in approximately seven years....

In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
Date: January 21, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-150

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