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The purpose of this summary provided by the Communications Department of The Florida Bar is to present media coverage that may be of interest to members. Opinions expressed in the articles are attributable solely to the authors. The Florida Bar does not adopt or endorse any opinions expressed below. For information on previous articles, please contact the publishing newspaper directly.

November 22, 2021

  1. The Florida Bar

    COURT APPROVES MARSY’S LAW PROCEDURAL RULE

    The Florida Bar | Article | November 22, 2021

    The Florida Supreme Court approved a new procedural rule to implement the Marsy’s Law victims’ rights constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2018. The rule is effective immediately. The main change was to eliminate proposed subsection (e), which allowed a judge to waive Marsy’s Law protections “once the court has made a final determination that it is no longer reasonable for the information to be maintained as confidential.” The court also approved a request from the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers that initial charging documents will “prominently” display whether they contain confidential information protected by Marsy’s Law.

  2. Legal Profession

    THE DEMISE OF A NOTABLE LAW FIRM IN FLORIDA’S CAPITAL: THE END OF AN ERA AND A SAD TIME

    Florida Phoenix | Column | November 22, 2021

    Lucy Morgan, former chief of the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times capital bureau writes: “Tallahassee is a town that will always be full of lawyers. . . But there is not likely to ever be another law firm that will replace the notable firm started more than 40 years ago by former Supreme Court Justice Wade L. Hopping. The demise of his widely known law firm, variously known as Hopping Boyd and later Hopping Sams and Hopping Green & Sams, exists no more.”

  3. Judiciary

    A JUDGE HAS REJECTED FLORIDA’S CHALLENGE AND REFUSES TO BLOCK THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S HEALTHCARE VACCINATION RULE

    WFSU | Article | November 22, 2021

    U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers Saturday [Nov. 20] rejected Florida’s request to block a Biden administration requirement that workers at hospitals, nursing homes and other health-care providers be vaccinated against COVID-19. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s motion for a preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order against the federal rule was denied. Moody’s office filed a lawsuit Wednesday [Nov. 17] challenging the rule and sought an injunction or temporary restraining order before the vaccination requirement takes effect Dec. 6.

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