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Click to open document 07/26/2019 REQUEST-ADVISORY OPINION (ATTY GEN) PT Advisory Opinion To The Attorney General BY: PT Ashley Moody 487198
07/29/2019 No Fee Required
Click to open document 07/29/2019 ACKNOWLEDGMENT LETTER-NEW CASE Supreme Court Of Florida FSC BY: Supreme Court Of Florida FSC
Click to open document 09/11/2019 ORDER-OA&BRIEF SCHED (AG ADVISORY OPIN) The above cases are hereby consolidated, on the Court's own motion, for all purposes. From this date forward, all documents pertaining to the above consolidated cases should be filed electronically through the Florida Court's EFiling Portal using case number SC19-1267 only. Pursuant to the provisions of article IV, section 10, Florida Constitution, and section 16.061, Florida Statutes, the Attorney General of Florida has requested this Court's opinion as to whether the text of the proposed amendment titled "All Voters Vote in Primary Elections for State Legislature, Governor, and Cabinet" complies with article XI, section 3, Florida Constitution, and whether the proposed ballot title and substance comply with section 101.161, Florida Statutes. Section 16.061, Florida Statutes, requires the Attorney General, within thirty days after receipt of the proposed amendment or revision to the State Constitution by initiative petition, to petition this Court for an advisory opinion regarding compliance of the text of the proposed amendment with article XI, section 3, Florida Constitution, and compliance of the proposed ballot title and substance with section 101.161, Florida Statutes. The full text of the Attorney General's letter is attached hereto as an exhibit and made a part thereof. On August 23, 2019, the Financial Impact Estimating Conference, in accordance with the provisions of section 100.371(5)(a), Florida Statutes, forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General a financial impact statement on the initiative petition. Section 16.061(3), Florida Statutes, provides for this Honorable Court to review the financial impact statement to determine whether it is in accordance with section 100.371, Florida Statutes. IT IS, THEREFORE, the order of the Court that interested parties must file their responses on or before October 1, 2019 and serve a copy thereof on the Attorney General. Answer briefs must be filed on or before October 16, 2019. Replies must be filed on or before October 28, 2019. Briefs submitted will be available on the Court's public online docket at http://onlinedocketssc.flcourts.org/DocketResults/CaseByYear?CaseNumber=1267 &CaseYear=2019 The Court will make a final determination regarding OA at a later date. However, interested parties should be prepared for oral argument during the week of December 2-6, 2019. Parties will be notified approximately forty days prior to oral argument. Parties who have filed a response and have asked to be heard may, in the Court's discretion, be permitted to participate in oral argument.
Click to open document 10/01/2019 NOTICE-APPEARANCE OP Florida Democratic Party BY: OP Mark Herron 199737
Click to open document 10/01/2019 INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS OP Florida Democratic Party BY: OP Mark Herron 199737 Brief of the Florida Democratic Party Opposing Proposed Amendment
Click to open document 10/01/2019 INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS PT All Voters Vote, Inc. BY: PT Glenn Burhans 605867 Initial Brief of the Sponsor All Voters Vote, Inc.
Click to open document 10/01/2019 NOTICE-APPEARANCE PT All Voters Vote, Inc. BY: PT Glenn Burhans 605867
Click to open document 10/01/2019 NOTICE-APPEARANCE PT Ashley Moody 487198 BY: WE Daniel W. Bell 1008587
Click to open document 10/01/2019 INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS PT Ashley Moody 487198 BY: WE Daniel W. Bell 1008587 Attorney General's Initial Brief
Click to open document 10/01/2019 INITIAL BRIEF-MERITS OP Republican Party Of Florida BY: OP Benjamin Gibson 58661 Initial Brief of Republican Part of Florida in Opposition to the Initiative
Click to open document 10/11/2019 ORDER-OA SCHED The above cases are hereby scheduled for oral argument at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2019. A maximum of twenty minutes to the side is allowed for the argument. NO CONTINUANCES WILL BE GRANTED EXCEPT UPON A SHOWING OF EXTREME HARDSHIP.
Click to open document 10/16/2019 ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS OP Florida Democratic Party BY: OP Mark Herron 199737 Answer Brief of the Florida Democratic Party Opposing Proposed Amendment
Click to open document 10/16/2019 ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS OP Republican Party Of Florida BY: OP Benjamin Gibson 58661 Answer Brief of Republican Party of Florida in Opposition to the Initiative
Click to open document 10/16/2019 ANSWER BRIEF-MERITS PT All Voters Vote, Inc. BY: PT Glenn Burhans 605867 Answer Brief of the Sponsor All Voters Vote, Inc.
Click to open document 10/28/2019 REPLY BRIEF-MERITS OP Florida Democratic Party BY: OP Mark Herron 199737 Reply Brief of the Florida Democratic Party Opposing Proposed Amendment
Click to open document 10/28/2019 REPLY BRIEF-MERITS PT All Voters Vote, Inc. BY: PT Glenn Burhans 605867 Reply Brief of the Sponsor All Voters Vote, Inc. *Stricken 10/29/2019: Exceeds page limit.*
Click to open document 10/28/2019 APPENDIX-MERIT BRIEF PT All Voters Vote, Inc. BY: PT Glenn Burhans 605867 Appendix to Reply Brief of the Sponsor All Voters Vote, Inc.
Click to open document 10/28/2019 REPLY BRIEF-MERITS PT Ashley Moody 487198 BY: WE Daniel W. Bell 1008587 Attorney General's Reply Brief
Click to open document 10/28/2019 REPLY BRIEF-MERITS OP Republican Party Of Florida BY: OP Benjamin Gibson 58661 Reply Brief of Republican Party of Florida in Opposition to the Initiative
Click to open document 10/29/2019 ORDER-BRIEF STRICKEN (NON-COMPLIANCE) The Reply Brief of the Sponsor All Voters Vote, Inc., which was filed with this Court on October 28, 2019, does not comply with Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.210 and is hereby stricken. All Voters Vote, Inc. is hereby directed, on or before November 5, 2019, to file an amended reply brief which does not exceed fifteen pages.
Click to open document 10/30/2019 REPLY AMD BRIEF-MERITS PT All Voters Vote, Inc. BY: PT Glenn Burhans 605867 Amended Reply Brief of the Sponsor All Voters Vote, Inc.
Click to open document 11/21/2019 NOTICE-COUNS SUBSTITUTION PT Ashley Moody 487198 BY: WE Daniel W. Bell 1008587 Filed as "Motion to Withdraw as Counsel and Notice of Appearance"
12/03/2019 ORAL ARGUMENT HELD
Click to open document 12/30/2019 MOTION-COUNS WITHDRAWAL PT Ashley Moody 487198 BY: WE Edward M. Wenger 85568
Click to open document 12/31/2019 ORDER-COUNS WITHDRAWAL GR The Motion to Withdraw as Counsel is granted and Edward M. Wenger is hereby allowed to withdraw as co-counsel for Honorable Ashley Moody, Attorney General.
Click to open document 03/19/2020 DISP-APPROVED FSC-OPINION: For these reasons, we hold that the Initiative meets the legal requirements of article XI, section 3, of the Florida Constitution, and that the ballot title and summary comply with section 101.161(1). Accordingly, we approve the Initiative for placement on the ballot. It is so ordered. ***Corrected opinion issued March 25, 2020.***
Click to open document 03/25/2020 WEST CORRESPONDENCE ATTENTION: ALL PUBLISHERS THE FOLLOWING CORRECTION HAS BEEN MADE IN THE ABOVE OPINION: On page 9, lines 8-9, "NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED." has been changed to "ANY MOTION FOR REHEARING OR CLARIFICATION MUST BE FILED BY 9:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020. A RESPONSE TO THE MOTION FOR REHEARING/CLARIFICATION MAY BE FILED BY 9:00 A.M. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020. NOT FINAL UNTIL THIS TIME PERIOD EXPIRES TO FILE A REHEARING/CLARIFICATION MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED."
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