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November 25, 2019
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The Florida Bar | Article | November 25, 2019
The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News stories on alerts that need attention when e-filing and procedural rules to carry out Marsy’s Law. A special workgroup examining the impact of Marsy’s Law on Florida court procedural rules considered amendments proposed by the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers at an October Bar hearing. At its next meeting the workgroup will get law enforcement feedback on the clerks’ proposal. Its report is due to the court on Feb. 17.
Jacksonville Daily Record | Article | November 25, 2019
Florida Bar President John Stewart visited the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Nov. 14 to share his goals for the state bar during his year in office – and to encourage JWLA members to seek leadership roles in the state Bar group. In June, Stewart sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 71st president. Stewart said he will continue to pursue the Bar’s initiatives related to attorney health and wellness and diversity and equality in the profession. Access to justice also will be part of his platform during his term.
WSVN | Article | November 23, 2019
Scott Israel filed a federal lawsuit Friday [Nov. 22] against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Senate following his removal from office as Broward sheriff. DeSantis suspended Israel in January over the sheriff’s handling of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. On Oct. 23, the Florida Senate backed Israel’s suspension in a 25-15 vote. Israel announced his 2020 candidacy to seek his old job back.
WUSF | Article | November 24, 2019
In a 4-1 order Friday [Nov. 22], the Florida Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal by Tampa strip-club owner Joe Redner who filed a lawsuit seeking to grow marijuana for juicing purposes. The order did not provide an explanation. Redner’s doctor ordered a juicing treatment that uses live marijuana plants to prevent a relapse of stage 4 lung cancer, according to court documents.
Venice Gondolier Sun | Article | November 25, 2019
A largely symbolic resolution proposed by Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler failed to muster the three votes needed for passage Tuesday [Nov. 19]. County commissioners voted 3-2, declining to become the third Florida county to enact a Second Amendment sanctuary resolution to protect the Second Amendment in their regions and propose a law that would let people keep their guns. Earlier this month, Lake County became the first county in the state to adopt such a resolution, followed by Wakulla County this past Monday.
Miami Herald | Article | November 25, 2019
The Florida Supreme Court could decide the fate of late U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno’s home. Reno’s niece, Janet M. Reno, has appealed to the Supreme Court in a case that centers on whether the property — described by a lower court as Reno’s “historically significant homestead” — should be donated to Miami Dade College or sold, according to documents posted Friday [Nov. 22] on the Supreme Court website. Janet M. Reno has argued the property should be sold under the terms of a trust. But the 3rd District Court of Appeal in August sided with other Reno family members who have backed the donation to the college, whose Kendall campus is less than a mile from the homestead.
Bay News 9 | Article | November 25, 2019
The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Monday [Nov. 25]. One item on the agenda is a discussion on the procedures and timing for nominating candidates for appointment to Florida Supreme Court vacancies. This meeting plays a key role in replacing two outgoing justices, Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck who have been appointed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.