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Florida Criminal Sexual Violence Case Law Updates

June 2017 -- Forthcoming

May 2017 -- Forthcoming

April 2017 -- Forthcoming

March 2017 -- PDF

February 2017 -- PDF

January 2017 -- PDF

December 2016 -- PDF

November 2016 -- PDF

October 2016 -- PDF

September 2016 -- PDF

August 2016 -- PDF

July 2016 -- no new cases reported.

June 2016 -- PDF

 

Florida Civil Domestic Violence Case Law Updates

July 2017 -- PDF

June 2017 -- PDF

May 2017 -- PDF

April 2017 -- PDF

March 2017 -- PDF

February 2017 -- PDF

January 2017 -- PDF

December 2016 -- PDF

November 2016 -- no new domestic violence cases were reported in November 2016.

October 2016 -- no domestic violence cases were reported in October 2016.

September 2016 -- PDF

August 2016 -- PDF

July 2016 -- PDF

June 2016 -- PDF

May 2016 -- PDF

April 2016 -- PDF

March 2016 -- PDF

February 2016 -- PDF

January 2016 -- PDF

July - December 2015 -- PDF

June 2015 -- PDF

May 2015 -- PDF

April 2015 -- PDF

March 2015  -- no domestic violence cases were reported in March 2015. 

February 2015 -- no domestic violence cases were reported in Febrary 2015.

January 2015 -- PDF

 

For case law updates dated prior to January 2015, please visit the Florida Supreme Court's case law update webpage.  It can be accessed here.

 

Florida Criminal Domestic Violence Case Law Updates

The most current Criminal Domestic Violence Updates can be found at the following:

            http://www.flcourts.org/core/fileparse.php/304/urlt/DVCriminalSummaries.pdf

 

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.