Florida Capital Resource Center files amici briefs in cases that affect those interests closely related to its mission. If you know of a case in which the issues presented relate to our mission or affect those interests we serve to protect, please contact us so we can research the case and determine whether an amicus curiae brief would be appropriate. Amici briefs that have been filed by Florida Capital Resource Center can be found below.
Supreme Court of the United States
- Filed: April 18, 2013
- Issue: Constitutionality of s.921.141 under Ring v. Arizona with regard to lack of jury findings on aggravating circumstances under Florida's capital punishment scheme. See below for amicus brief filed in the 11th Circuit in the same case. This brief was filed in conjunction with NACDL and FACDL in support of Mr. Evans' petition for certiorari.
- Filed: May 25, 2011
- Issue: Penalty Phase Joinder & Individualized Sentencing
- Result: Petition for Certiorari DENIED.
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- Filed: March 28, 2012
- Issue: Constitutionality of s.921.141 under Ring v. Arizona with regard to lack of jury unanimity/specificity in finding of aggravating circumstances. Click here to read the underlying order on appeal in which Federal Judge Jose Martinez declares s.921.141 unconstitutional.
- Result: District Court Order REVERSED: Evans v. Secretary, Florida Dept. of Corrections, 699 F.3d 1249 (11th Cir. 2012)
Florida District Courts of Appeal
- Filed: Dec. 17, 2012
- Issue: Attorney's Fees Under Newly Amended Fla. Stat. §27.5304 (2012) & Implications on 6th Amendment Right to Counsel
- Result: Petitions GRANTED: Fletcher v. JAC, 109 So. 3d 1209 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013); Schlax v. JAC, 109 So. 3d 895 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
- Filed: Sept. 8, 2010
- Issue: Recognition of Mitigation Specialist Under Florida Law & Fees
- Result: Petition GRANTED: Criminal Specialist Investigations, Inc. v. State, 58 So. 3d 883 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)