Jeffrey Lamar Williams V. State of Florida

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Download PDF Supreme Court of Florida ____________ No. SC00-78 ____________ JEFFREY LAMAR WILLIAMS, Petitioner, vs. STATE OF FLORIDA, Respondent. [August 24, 2000] PER CURIAM. We have for review the decision in Williams v. State, 751 So. 2d 114 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000), in which the First District certified the same question it had certified in Woods v. State, 740 So. 2d 20 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999). We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(4), Fla. Const. We recently approved the First District's opinion in Woods, holding that the Prisoner Releasee Reoffender Act, as properly interpreted by the First District, does not violate separation of powers, and rejecting other constitutional challenges to the Act. See State v. Cotton, 25 Fla. L. Weekly S463 (Fla. June 15, 2000). Accordingly, for the reasons expressed in Cotton, we approve the First Districtâ s decision in Williams. We decline to address the other issues raised in this case. See Heuss v. State, 687 So. 2d 823, 824 (Fla.1996). It is so ordered. WELLS, C.J., and SHAW, HARDING, ANSTEAD, PARIENTE and LEWIS, JJ., concur. QUINCE, J., dissents with an opinion. NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION, AND IF FILED, DETERMINED. QUINCE, J., dissenting. I dissent for the reasons stated in my dissent in State v. Cotton, 25 Fla. L. Weekly S463 (Fla. June 15, 2000). Application for Review of the Decision of the District Court of Appeal - Certified Great Public Importance First District - Case No. 1D98-4751 (Jackson County) Nancy A. Daniels, Public Defender, and Carl S. McGinnes, Assistant Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee, Florida, for Petitioner -2- Robert A. Butterworth, Attorney General, James W. Rogers, Tallahassee Bureau Chief, Criminal Appeals, and Charmaine M. Millsaps, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida, for Respondent -3-