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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

OCCCRC ..... GET USED TO THE LETTERS

At 9:00 AM tomorrow morning, the State of Florida and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will clash heads before the Florida Supreme Court in the case of:


FLORIDA GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST;
KEN PRUITT, AS PRESIDENT OF THE
FLORIDA SENATE; KURT BROWNING, AS
SECRETARY OF STATE; AND JEFFREY
LEWIS, JACKSON FLYTE, JOSEPH GEORGE,
JR., PHILIP MASSA, AND JEFFREY DEEN,
AS CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL
REGIONAL COUNSEL,


Appellants,

vs.

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL
DEFENSE LAWYERS, INC.,

Appellee.

CASE NO. SC08-02

With the case, lies the future of the Offices of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel that was created by chapter 2007-62, section 4, Laws of Florida.

Briefs have been filed and the sides are ready to rumble. To review the briefs, you can find them here:

http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/08/08-2/index.html

They include the Initial Brief of the Appellant, the Answer Brief from FACDL and the Reply Brief.

Expect the decision of the Supremes sometime during the month of March.

Of course, while this is all going on, the Florida Legislature begins their Spring 2008 session next week. One can safely assume that they will be hard at work attempting to fix any of the problems with the 2007 legislation.

So, one way or the other, it looks like you better get used to hearing the letters:

OCCCRC.

CAPTAIN OUT ........................

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS!! Most of Miami Dade and Broward Electric shut down and unexplained!!

News at 11 PM

Anonymous said...

Breaking News!!! Karen Mills Francis will now be on TV with her own show. I bet she kicks Young's ass in the rating

Anonymous said...

Somebody get me a flashlight!

Rumpole said...

I hope they can read their briefs in the dark.

Anonymous said...

who cares

Anonymous said...

Watching arguments right now. FACDL is getting clobbered.

Anonymous said...

I predicted that. The FACDL's position is self-serving and silly. They're wasting time and taxpayer money. I wish they'd save their resources for arguments that they'd have a shot of winning.

PS---Rump, you also make a great point. The effort is meaningless because, even if the FL SC strikes the law in a moment of insanity, the legislature can and will fix it immediately.