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Ron DeSantis, as Governor, Richard Corcoran, as Commissioner of Education, et al. v. Florida Education Association

Florida Education Association, et al. v. Ron DeSantis, as Governor, Richard Corcoran, as Commissioner of Education, et al.

League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc., et al. v. Ken Detzner

IN THE FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
RON DESANTIS, AS GOVERNOR, RICHARD CORCORAN, AS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER OF FLORIDA,
et al. v. FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, et al.

2020 August 27 Appellant DeSantis' Unopposed Motion for Consolidation (92 kb)
2020 August 27 Appellant DeSantis' Emergency Motion to Reinstate Automatic Stay (176 kb)
2020 August 27 Appellant DeSantis' Suggestion that Order Be Certified as Requiring Immediate Resolution by the Florida Supreme Court (63 kb)
2020 August 28 Appellee Orange County's Response to the Court's August 27, 2020 Order (3.7 Mb)
2020 August 28 Appellee FEA's Response in Opposition to Emergency Motion to Reinstate Automatic Stay
(1.5 Mb)
2020 August 28 Appellee FEA's Response to Suggestion that Order be Certified as Requiring Immediate Resolution by the Florida Supreme Court (145 kb)
2020 August 28 Order Reinstating Automatic Stay and Declining to Transfer Case to Florida Supreme Court (166 kb)
2020 August 31 Order on Emergency Motion to Reinstate Automatic Stay (104 kb)
2020 September 2 Appellant DeSantis' Initial Brief (253 kb)
2020 September 4 Amicus Curiae Brief of Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. in Support of Appellants (1.1 Mb)
2020 September 7 Answer Brief of Appellees FEA, et al. (399 kb)
2020 September 8 Amicus Curiae Brief of Florida Alliance of Retired Americans in Support of Appellees (4.6 Mb)
2020 September 9 Appellees' Motion for Disqualification (309 kb)
2020 September 9 Appellant DeSantis' Reply Brief (157 kb)
2020 September 10 DeSantis' Petition Seeking Certiorari Review (228 kb)
2020 September 15 Order Denying Disqualification of Judges Rowe and Osterhaus (175 kb)
2020 September 17 Order to Show Cause Why Cases Should Not Be Consolidated (204 kb)
2020 September 21 Appellees' Opposition to Consolidation in Response to September 17, 2020 Order (209 kb)
2020 September 21 Appellant DeSantis' Response to Order to Show Cause (75 kb)
2020 September 29 Order Denying Consolidation of Cases (165 kb)
2020 October 9 First DCA Decision Reversing Trial Court and Vacating Temporary Injunction (484 kb)


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FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, et al. v. RON DESANTIS, AS GOVERNOR, RICHARD CORCORAN, AS EDUCATION COMMISSIONER OF FLORIDA, et al.
Constitutional Challenge to Education Commissioner's Order (2020-EO-06)
Mandating All Public Schools Open at Height of Pandemic

2020 July 20 Complaint (526 kb)
2020 July 27 Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Expedited Mediation (248 kb)
2020 July 29 Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Status Conference (251 kb)
2020 July 29 Notice of Hearing (239 kb) Virtual Courtroom, Friday, July 30, 2020, 10:30 AM
2020 July 30 Defendants' Response to Motion to Compel Expedited Mediation (307 kb)
2020 July 30 Defendant Mayor Carlos Gimenez' Response to Motion to Compel Expedited Mediation (80 kb)
2020 July 30 Order of Recusal (102 kb)
2020 July 31 Transfer Order on Recusal (47 kb)
2020 August 3 Plaintiffs' Renewed Emergency Motion for Status Conference (278 kb)
2020 August 3 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Based Upon Improper Venue (916 kb)
2020 August 3 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Complaint (351 kb)
2020 August 3 Defendant Mayor Carlos Gimenez' Motion to Dismiss Complaint (297 kb)
2020 August 3 Notice of Hearing (240 kb) Virtual Courtroom, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1:00 PM
2020 August 4 Plaintiffs' Response to Motion to Dismiss or Transfer Venue (246 kb)
2020 August 4 Expedited Motion for Temporary Injunction (1 MB)
2020 August 5 Notice of Hearing (239 kb) Virtual Courtroom, Thursday, August 6, 2020, 11:00 AM
2020 August 5 Notice of Hearing (239 kb) Friday, August 7, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Canceled
2020 August 5 Plaintiffs' Renewed Motion for Expedited Mediation (296 kb)
2020 August 5 Reply in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Based Upon Improper Venue (264 kb)
2020 August 6 Order Transferring Case to the Second Judicial Circuit on an Expedited Basis (117 kb)
2020 August 7 Order of Recusal - Judge Dempsey (221 kb)
2020 August 7 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice of Defendant Mayor Carlos Gimenez (261 kb)
2020 August 7 Order of Assignment - Judge Cooper (24 kb)
2020 August 7 Order of Recusal - Judge Cooper (304 kb)
2020 August 7 Order of Assignment - Judge Dodson (24 kb)
2020 August 7 Plaintiffs' Response to the State of Florida Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (2.5 Mb)
2020 August 10 Plaintiffs' Renewed Emergency Motion for Status Conference (268 kb)
2020 August 11 Notice of Hearing (118 kb)
Telephonic Status Conference, Thursday, August 13, 2020, 8:45 - 9:45 AM
2020 August 11 Amended Notice of Hearing (122 kb)
Status Conference to be Held Via Zoom
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 8:45 - 9:45 AM
Streaming: https://youtu.be/ZuJ3-d9X_24
2020 August 12 Order Consolidating Cases - 2020 CA 1450 and 2020 CA 1467 (574 kb)
2020 August 12 Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Renewed Emergency Motion for Status Conference (350 kb)
2020 August 13 Scheduling Order (52 kb)
Hearing on Motion to Dismiss, Via Zoom, Friday, August 14, 2020, 11:00 AM
Streaming: https://youtu.be/g26Hu_fsXjY
2020 August 14 Defendants' Reply in Support of the Motion to Dismiss (464 kb)
2020 August 14 Order Denying Motion to Dismiss (36 kb)
2020 August 14 Expedited Hearing on Temporary Injunction - two days
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 8:30 AM   
To be Held Via Zoom.
Streaming: https://youtu.be/pQhJkpVRqo4
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 8:30 AM
To be Held Via Zoom
Streaming: https://youtu.be/rCfrcknlsrY
2020 August 17 Notice of Adding Parties by Interlineation (82 kb)
2020 August 18 Defendants' Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Expedited Motions for Temporary Injunction (5 Mb)
2020 August 18 Motion for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief (191 kb)
2020 August 19 Mediator's Report (185 kb)
2020 August 20 Expedited Hearing on Temporary Injunction - Closing Arguments
Friday, August 21, 2020, 12:00 PM
To be Held Via Zoom
Streaming: https://youtu.be/raa2wXWuogI
2020 August 22 Defendants’ Supplemental Response to Plaintiffs’ Proposed Order on the Issue of Severance (257 kb)
2020 August 24 Order Granting Motion for Temporary Injunction (3.5 Mb)
2020 August 24 Notice of Appeal (113 kb)
2020 August 25 Plaintiffs' Joint Emergency Motion to Vacate Automatic Stay (264 kb)
2020 August 26 Defendants' Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion to Lift the Automatic Stay (86 kb)
2020 August 27 Order Vacating Automatic Stay (67 kb)

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA, INC., et al. v. KEN DETZNER
Challenge to Revision 8 proposed by Constitution Revision Commission amending Article IX, Section 4 relating to education

2018 July 12 Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (484 kb)
2018 July 12 Notice of Priority Status (483 kb)
2018 July 24 Notice of Hearing (84 kb) - Friday, August 17, 2018, 9:30 AM
2018 August 1 Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and Incorporated Memorandum of Law (262 kb)
2018 August 9 Defendant's Consolidated Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment (139 kb)
2018 August 13 Plaintiffs' Response to Defendant's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Reply in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment (231 kb)
2018 August 20 Summary Final Judgment for Plaintiffs (806 kb)
2018 August 20 Amended Notice of Appeal (496 kb)
(Amended to correct Certificate of Service)
2018 August 21 First District Court of Appeal
Joint Suggestion for Pass-Through Certification and Joint Request for Expedited Treatment
(33 kb)
2018 August 22 Order Certifying Case to Florida Supreme Court and Granting Expedited Treatment (162 kb)
2018 August 22 Florida Supreme Court
Order Accepting Jurisdiction and Setting Briefing Schedule (76 kb)
2018 August 27 Petitioner Detzner's Initial Brief (742 kb)
2018 August 27 Brief of Amici Curiae Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools and Florida Charter School Alliance in Support of Appellant (90 kb)
2018 August 27 Brief of Amici Curiae the Urban League of Miami and Central Florida Urban League in Support of Appellees (sic) (196 kb)
2018 August 27 Florida Supreme Court Order Setting Oral Argument (75 kb)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 2:00 PM
Fourth District Court of Appeal Courthouse
West Palm Beach, Florida
2018 August 29 Answer Brief of Appellees (428 kb)
2018 August 31 Petitioner Detzner's Reply Brief (699 kb)
2018 September 7 Florida Supreme Court Order Affirming Lower Court Ruling, Striking Revision 8 from the Ballot
(74 kb)
2018 October 15 Florida Supreme Court Opinion (381 kb)


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