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Gonzalez v. State  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: SC17-1146

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the postconviction court’s summary denial of Appellant’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, holding that the postconviction court properly denied the claims. Appellant was sentenced...

Brown v. State  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: SC17-1538

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the postconviction court granting in part and denying in part Appellant’s motion to vacate his conviction of first-degree murder and his sentence of death, holding that the postcon...

In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: SC18-694
Department of State v. Florida Greyhound Ass’n  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: SC18-1287

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court holding that the ballot title and summary of a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution (Amendment 13) were clearly and conclusively defective, vacated t...

County of Volusia v. Detzner  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: SC18-1339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court validating the ballot title and summary of a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution (Amendment 10), holding that the circuit court did not err in concludi...

Inquiry Concerning Judge Scott C. DuPont  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: SC16-2103

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court concluded that Judge Scott C. DuPont of the Seventh Judicial Circuit violated the Code of Judicial Conduct and that those violations warranted the most severe sanction of removal from office. The Flor...

Morris v. Muniz  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: SC16-931

Justia Opinion Summary: In this wrongful death medical malpractice action, the Supreme Court quashed the decision of the First District Court of Appeal affirming the trial court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s action and remanded with instructions t...

Johnson v. State  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: SC17-845

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute over whether the trial court properly allowed a witness's identification testimony during a criminal trial, the Supreme Court held that a witness who identifies a defendant’s voice can establish a prior s...

Bank of New York Mellon v. Glenville  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: SC17-954

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between the former record owners of certain real property and a subordinate lienholder over surplus funds resulting from a judicial foreclosure sale of the property, the Supreme Court held that the statut...

State v. Purdy  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC17-843

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether, when a juvenile offender is entitled to a sentence review hearing, the trial court is required to review the aggregate sentence that the juvenile is serving from the same sentencing proceeding in de...

Kearse v. State  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: SC18-458

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order denying Appellant’s motion filed pursuant to Fla. R. Crim. P. 3.851, holding that Hurst v. State (Hurst), 202 So. 3d 40 (Fla. 2016), did not apply retroactively to App...

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