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Larkin v. Florida

Petition for certiorari denied on May 18, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-7884 Fla. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether the Florida Supreme Court has decided an important federal question contrary to the clearly established procedural due process precedent of this Court, and in conflict with decisions of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, by allowing a trial judge who has expressly found reasonable doubt regarding a defendant's competency to proceed to allow that defendant to waive counsel and represent himself at his own competency hearing.

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 2 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 6, 2015)
Feb 4 2015Brief of respondent Florida in opposition filed.
Feb 19 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.
Feb 20 2015Record Requested .
Mar 6 2015Record received from the Supreme Court of Florida (one sealed envelope and one box).
Mar 12 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 27, 2015.
Mar 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 3, 2015.
Apr 6 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 17, 2015.
Apr 20 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.
Apr 27 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.
May 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.
May 18 2015Petition DENIED.
Apr 13 2016Record returned to the Supreme Court of Florida (one sealed envelope and one box).
 
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