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Click to open document 05/05/2020 Quo Warranto PETITION-QUO WARRANTO PS William S. Abramson BY: PS William S. Abramson **Copy received 5/12/20**
Click to open document 05/06/2020 Quo Warranto ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER-NEW CASE-PAY FEE Supreme Court Of Florida BY: Supreme Court Of Florida
Click to open document 05/07/2020 Quo Warranto ORDER-RESPONSE/REPLY REQUESTED Petitioner has filed a petition for writ of quo warranto. Respondent is hereby requested to file a response to the above-referenced petition on or before May 18, 2020. Petitioner may file a reply on or before May 26, 2020.
Click to open document 05/12/2020 Quo Warranto MOTION-IN FORMA PAUPERIS PS William S. Abramson BY: PS William S. Abramson
Click to open document 05/12/2020 Quo Warranto ORDER-IN FORMA PAUPERIS GR Petitioner's motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is hereby granted.
05/12/2020 Quo Warranto No Fee - Insolvent
Click to open document 05/12/2020 Quo Warranto APPENDIX-PETITION PS William S. Abramson BY: PS William S. Abramson
Click to open document 05/18/2020 Quo Warranto RESPONSE RS Ron Desantis BY: RS Joseph W. Jacquot 189715 Governor's Response in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto
Click to open document 05/18/2020 Quo Warranto APPENDIX-RESPONSE RS Ron Desantis BY: RS Joseph W. Jacquot 189715 Appendix to Governor Desantis' Response to Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto
Click to open document 05/20/2020 Quo Warranto REPLY TO RESPONSE PS William S. Abramson BY: PS William S. Abramson Reply (to 05/18/2020 Response)
Click to open document 05/20/2020 Quo Warranto REQUEST-ORAL ARGUMENT PS William S. Abramson BY: PS William S. Abramson
Click to open document 06/25/2020 Quo Warranto DISP-DENIED William S. Abramson petitions this Court for a writ of quo warranto, arguing that Executive Orders 20-111 and 20-112, issued April 29, 2020, by Governor Ron DeSantis, are null and void because the State Emergency Management Act (the Act), §§ 252.31-.60, Fla. Stat. (2019), does not contemplate the Governor's use of his emergency powers to impose restrictions for the purpose of responding to a pandemic. We conclude that a pandemic is a "natural emergency" within the meaning of section 252.34(8). Accordingly, we further conclude that, under section 252.36(1)(b), the Governor has the authority to issue executive orders to address a pandemic in accordance with the Act. Abramson has not challenged, and we do not address, any specific provision of the executive orders at issue. The petition for writ of quo warranto is denied.