Still no word from the Florida Supreme Court on two criminal appeals I’ve been watching: State v. Adkins, SC11-1878 (constitutionality of section 893.13), and State v. Hernandez, SC11-1357 (retroactivity of Padilla). According to the dockets, oral argument was held in Adkins in December, 2011. Oral argument was held in Hernandez in May, 2012. A couple of my previous posts on these appeals can be found here, here, and here.
Meanwhile, attorneys who are following the battle between the Florida Supreme Court and Governor Scott might be interested to learn that FDLE recently cleared Justices Pariente, Lewis, and Quince of wrongdoing with regard to their use of notaries to complete the filing of their financial disclosures. (Big surprise!) You can read a report from the Palm Beach Post here. My previous post on this topic can be found here.