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Click to open document 09/20/2018 PETITION-QUO WARRANTO PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 Filed as "Emergency Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto"
Click to open document 09/20/2018 APPENDIX-PETITION PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 Filed as "Appendix to Petitioners' Emergency Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto"
Click to open document 09/20/2018 REQUEST-ORAL ARGUMENT PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719
09/20/2018 Fee Paid Through Portal
Click to open document 09/20/2018 ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER-NEW CASE Supreme Court Florida FSC BY: Supreme Court Florida FSC
Click to open document 09/20/2018 ORDER-RESPONSE/REPLY REQUESTED Petitioners have filed a petition for writ of quo warranto. Respondents are hereby requested to file a response to the above-referenced petition on or before September 26, 2018. Petitioners may file a reply no later than noon on October 1, 2018. The Court postpones its decision as to whether the above case will be submitted to the Court with or without oral argument.
Click to open document 09/26/2018 RESPONSE RS Hon. Rick Scott, Governor BY: RS Daniel E. Nordby 14588 Governor's Response in Opposition to Emergency Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto
Click to open document 09/26/2018 RESPONSE RS Jason Lawrence Unger 991562 BY: RS George T. Levesque 555541 The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission and Jason L. Unger's Joint Response to Emergency Petition for Quo Warranto
Click to open document 09/26/2018 APPENDIX-RESPONSE RS Jason Lawrence Unger 991562 BY: RS George T. Levesque 555541 Appendix to Joint Response of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission and Jason L. Unger
Click to open document 09/26/2018 NOTICE-APPEARANCE RS Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission BY: RS Raoul G. Cantero 552356 Notice of Appearance of Counsel & Designation of E-Mail Addresses
Click to open document 09/26/2018 APPENDIX-RESPONSE RS Hon. Rick Scott, Governor BY: RS Daniel E. Nordby 14588 Appendix to Governor's Response in Opposition to Emergency Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto
Click to open document 10/01/2018 REPLY TO RESPONSE PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 Petitioners' Reply to Responses to Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto
Click to open document 10/15/2018 ORDER-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE The petition for writ of quo warranto against Governor Rick Scott is hereby granted. The governor who is elected in the November 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacancies that will be created by the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara J. Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy A. Quince, provided the justices do not leave prior to the expiration of their terms at midnight between January 7 and January 8, 2019, and provided that the governor takes office immediately upon the beginning of his term. Governor Scott exceeded his authority by directing the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission ("the JNC") to submit its nominations to fill these vacancies by November 10, 2018. The sixty-day period after nominations have been certified within which the governor is required to make appointments, set forth in article V, section 11(c), of the Florida Constitution begins to run only when the governor with the authority to appoint has taken office. As the JNC is an independent body, it is not bound by Governor Scott's deadlines. The issue of when the JNC can certify its nominations shall be the subject of oral argument to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018. A maximum of twenty minutes to the side is allowed for the argument, but counsel is expected to use only so much of that time as is necessary. NO CONTINUANCES WILL BE GRANTED EXCEPT UPON A SHOWING OF EXTREME HARDSHIP.
Click to open document 10/15/2018 MOTION-INTERVENE IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 BY: IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 Verified Motion to Intervene for Limited Purpose or, Alternatively for Leave to File Intervenor Petition
10/15/2018 Fee Paid Through Portal IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 BY: IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 Motion to Intervene
Click to open document 10/16/2018 ORDER-INTERVENE DY The Motion to Intervene for Limited Purpose, Or Alternatively for Leave to File Intervenor Petition, is hereby denied.
Click to open document 10/16/2018 NOTICE-FILING RS Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission BY: RS Raoul G. Cantero 552356 Notice of Filing Meetings and Interview Schedule
Click to open document 10/17/2018 NOTICE-APPEARANCE IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 BY: IT1 Kyle S. Bauman 111356
Click to open document 10/18/2018 MOTION-INTERVENE IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 BY: IT1 Kyle S. Bauman 111356 Verified Amended Motion to Intervene, or in the Alternative, Verified Writ of Certiorari to Intervene, and Request Disqualification of Certain Justices
Click to open document 10/18/2018 APPENDIX-MOTION IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 BY: IT1 Kyle S. Bauman 111356 Appendix to Verified Amended Motion to Intervene, or in the Alternative, Verified Writ of Certiorari to Intervene, and Request Disqualification of Certain Justices
Click to open document 10/18/2018 MOTION-CONSOLIDATION IT1 Jeffrey Leonard Burns 40782 BY: IT1 Kyle S. Bauman 111356
Click to open document 10/19/2018 ORDER-INTERVENE DY The Verified Amended Motion to Intervene, or in the Alternative, Verified Writ of Certiorari to Intervene, and Request Disqualification of Certain Justices and the Motion to Consolidate are hereby denied.
Click to open document 10/26/2018 PETITION-AMENDMENT/SUPPLEMENT PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 Emergency Supplemental Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto and for Constitutional Writ
Click to open document 10/26/2018 APPENDIX-PETITION PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 Appendix to Petitioners' Emergency Supplemental Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto and for Constitutional Writ
Click to open document 10/30/2018 MOTION-REHEARING ON MISC ORDER RS Hon. Rick Scott, Governor BY: RS Daniel E. Nordby 14588 dated 10/15/2018 (Governor's Motion for Rehearing or Clarification)
Click to open document 10/31/2018 ORDER-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE The Order dated October 15, 2018, setting Oral Argument is amended as follows: In addition to the issue of when the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission may certify its nominations, the parties shall be permitted to address the issues raised in the Emergency Supplemental Petition of the League of Women Voters of Florida dated October 26, 2018, and the time permitted for Oral Argument shall be expanded to a maximum of thirty minutes per side.
Click to open document 10/31/2018 RESPONSE PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 Petitioner's Response to Governor's Motion for Rehearing or Clarification
Click to open document 11/01/2018 MOTION-AMICUS CURIAE MP Florida Association for Women Lawyers BY: MP Jennifer Shoaf Richardson 67998 UNOPPOSED MOTION OF THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS ET AL. FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN PARTIAL SUPPORT OF THE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FILED BY PETITIONERS
Click to open document 11/01/2018 AMICUS CURIAE INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS MP Florida Association for Women Lawyers BY: MP Jennifer Shoaf Richardson 67998 BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS ET AL. IN PARTIAL SUPPORT OF THE PETITIONERS
Click to open document 11/02/2018 ORDER-AMICUS CURIAE GR The motion for leave to file brief as amici curiae filed by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Daniel Webster Perkins Bar Association, Haitian Lawyers Association, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association, and George Edgecomb Bar Association is hereby granted and they are allowed to file brief only in support of petitioners. The brief by the above referenced amici curiae was filed with this Court on November 1, 2018.
Click to open document 11/05/2018 MOTION-AMICUS CURIAE MP TJ Reddick Bar Association BY: MP Elaine L. Thompson 0816302 UNOPPOSED MOTION OF THE TJ REDDICK BAR ASSOCIATION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO AND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL WRIT
Click to open document 11/05/2018 AMICUS CURIAE INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS MP TJ Reddick Bar Association BY: MP Elaine L. Thompson 0816302 BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE TJ REDDICK BAR ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF THE PETITIONER'S EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO AND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL WRIT
Click to open document 11/05/2018 ORDER-AMICUS CURIAE GR The motion for leave to file brief as amicus curiae filed by the TJ Reddick Bar Association is hereby granted and they are allowed to file brief only in support of petitioners. The brief by the above referenced amicus curiae was filed with this Court on November 5, 2018.
Click to open document 11/05/2018 RESPONSE RS Jason Lawrence Unger 991562 BY: RS George T. Levesque 555541 THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION AND JASON L. UNGER'S JOINT RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO AND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL WRIT
Click to open document 11/05/2018 APPENDIX-RESPONSE RS Jason Lawrence Unger 991562 BY: RS George T. Levesque 555541 APPENDIX TO JOINT RESPONSE OF THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION AND JASON L. UNGER TO PETITIONERS' EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION
Click to open document 11/05/2018 RESPONSE RS Hon. Rick Scott, Governor BY: RS Daniel E. Nordby 14588 GOVERNOR'S RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION TO EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO AND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL WRIT
Click to open document 11/07/2018 MOTION-REPLY FILING TO RESPONSE PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 PETITIONERS' UNOPPOSED MOTION TO ACCEPT TWENTY-PAGE REPLY
Click to open document 11/07/2018 REPLY TO RESPONSE PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 PETITIONERS' REPLY TO RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO AND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL WRIT
Click to open document 11/07/2018 APPENDIX-REPLY PT League of Women Voters of Florida BY: PT John S. Mills 107719 APPENDIX TO PETITIONERS' REPLY TO RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO AND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL WRIT
Click to open document 11/07/2018 ORDER-REPLY TO RESPONSE FILING GR Petitioners' Unopposed Motion to Accept Twenty-Page Reply is granted and said reply was filed with this Court on November 7, 2018.
Click to open document 11/07/2018 MOTION-AMICUS CURIAE MP South Florida Chapter of the National Black Prosecuters Association BY: MP Kristina Mills 99565 UNOPPOSED MOTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL BLACK PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR AS AMICUS IN SUPPORT OF FAWL ET AL AMICUS BRIEF IN PARTIAL SUPPORT OF THE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL PETITION FILED BY PETITIONERS
Click to open document 11/08/2018 ORDER-AMICUS CURIAE GR The South Florida Chapter of the National Black Prosecutors Association's unopposed motion to join the amici curiae brief filed by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, et al., is hereby granted.
11/08/2018 ORAL ARGUMENT HELD
Click to open document 11/16/2018 ORDER-OTHER SUBSTANTIVE DY The Governor's Motion for Rehearing or Clarification is hereby denied.
Click to open document 11/16/2018 DISP-DENIED FSC-OPINION: Accordingly, except to the extent our October 15, 2018, order provides otherwise, the Emergency Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto is hereby denied, and the Emergency Supplemental Petition for Writ of Quo Warranto and for Constitutional Writ is likewise hereby denied.
Click to open document 12/14/2018 PUBLISH FULL