Constitution Revision Commission Update

April 9, 2018 by Courtney Brewer And then there were twelve . . . or is it twenty-four? After a series of public hearings and meetings over the course of the last month, the CRC has whittled the proposals down to twelve potential amendments.  But since there is no single subject limitation on CRC...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

February 16, 2018 The CRC wrapped up committee meetings in early February and is now traveling the state holding public hearings.  To find out if there is a public hearing coming to a venue near you (they are being held throughout February, March, April, and May), you can check that schedule out here:...

Constitution Revision Commission Update – February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018 After a couple of full weeks of committee meetings, the Legislative Committee has some updates to report on the CRC, one of which is of particular note. Proposal 81, which sought to make all meetings of the judicial branch open to the public and subject to public records law, was...

Constitution Revision Commission Update

January 22, 2018 The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is in full swing with committee meetings scheduled throughout January. The Appellate Practice Section’s Legislative Committee[*] has identified several Commissioner Proposals that I am monitoring due to their potential impact on the court system or...

Eleventh Circuit Declines to Limit the Pearlman Doctrine to Interlocutory Appeals in the Grand Jury Context

Summer 2014 By Paul A. Avron In a first impression issue, a panel of the Eleventh Circuit declined to limit the Pearlman doctrine1—under which an intervenor can file an interlocutory appeal from an order denying a motion to quash a grand jury subpoena—to the grand jury context.  Relevant here, in Doe No. 1...

The Accidental Jurist

Suggestions for the Reluctant Traveler to the Appellate Forum by David W. Henry The internal procedures2 of the Florida Supreme Court, the appellate decisionmaking process,3 and jurisdiction4 in the appellate courts are well noted. However, as a result of the 1980 amendments to the Florida Constitution, the...