Judge Declares CCCRC Offices Unconstitutional: Stop Work Order Stayed While State Appeals Order

Judge Declares CCCRC Offices Unconstitutional: Stop Work Order Stayed While State Appeals Order Summary

Saying the new law "amounts to an attempt to amend the constitution by legislative fiat," Second Judicial Circuit Judge P. Kevin Davey struck down all five Offices of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel as unconstitutional. In his December 20 order granting petition for writ of quo warranto, Davey agreed with the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers that the five OCCCRCs are "essentially public defenders that have not been subject to the qualifications provided by Article V, Section 18 of the Florida Constitution."



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