Florida Civil Domestic Violence Case Law Updates
April 2018 -- No new domestic violence cases were reported in April 2018.
March 2018 -- PDF
February 2018 -- PDF
January 2018 -- PDF
December 2017 -- PDF
November 2017 -- PDF
October 2017 -- PDF
September 2017 -- No new domestic violence cases were reported in September 2017.
August 2017 -- PDF
July 2017 -- PDF
June 2017 -- PDF
May 2017 -- PDF
April 2017 -- PDF
March 2017 -- PDF
February 2017 -- PDF
January 2017 -- PDF
For domestic violence case law prior to 2017, or for sexual violence case law from 2016-2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Criminal Domestic Violence Case Law Updates
The most current Criminal Domestic Violence Updates can be found at the following:
National Legislative Updates
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides recurring Legislative Updates, a compendium of every state's proposed family court legislation. The most recent Legislative Update is linked here for your convenience. PDF
Cases of Interest
2016-17 National Domestic Violence Cases of Interest PDF
2016-17 National Sexual Violence Cases of Interest PDF
Case Law Updates (Other)
United States Supreme Court Cases
Voisine v. United States, No. 14-10154 (2016). PDF
In a majority 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a federal law that restricts gun ownership for a person convicted of reckless domestic assault.
Lozano v. Alvarez, No. 12-820 (2013). PDF.
The Court held that the 1-year priod in Article 12 of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is not subject to equitable tolling.
11th Circuit Cases
U.S. v. Henderson, Case no. 12-14628 (11th Cir. 2014). PDF.
The 11th Circuit affirmed here that convicted felons may not have actual or constructive possession of firearms; to allow possession would violate 18 USC 922(g).
Wollschlaeger et. al. v. Scott et. al., Case no. 12-14009 (11th Cir. 2014). PDF.
The circuit court found that the Florida's Firearm Owners Privacy Act, which "restricts irrelevant inquiry and record-keeping by physicians regarding firearms," is a legitimate regulation of professional conduct.