Tuesday, June 1, 2021 — 12:10 PM to 1:10 PM
Glen P. Gifford, Public Defender’s Office, 2nd Circuit of Florida, Tallahassee
Hon. Andrew D. Manko, Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, Tallahassee
Diana Johnson, Johnson & Lufrano, Jacksonville
1.0 Appellate Practice1.0 Criminal Appellate Law1.0 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice
Florida voters amended the state constitution in 2018, adopting a key proposal from the Constitutional Revision Commission that raised the judicial retirement age to 75, expanded victim’s rights in criminal proceedings including appeals (Marsy’s Law), and ended deference to state agencies’ interpretations of state statutes or rules in administrative proceedings. Have these changes significantly affected appellate courts? Or was it much ado about nothing from an appellate perspective? Please join Glen Gifford, Chief of Appeals with the Public Defender of the Second Judicial Circuit, Board Certified Criminal Appellate Specialist Diana Johnson, and Hon. Andrew Manko with the Division of Administrative Hearings, as they share their thoughts about the changes wrought from the passage of Amendment 6.