The Florida Supreme Court issued four opinions from Jan. 30-Feb. 5. As of Feb. 5, the court issued nine opinions in 2023—six fewer than this point a year ago. The four opinions are below:
- In Re: Amendments to Florida Probate Rules 5.040, 5.330, and 5.930
- In Re: Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar â€“ Chapters 6 and 21
- A.C. v. Dep’t of Children and Families
- In Re: Amendments to Florida Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.320
From Jan. 30-Feb. 5, state supreme courts issued 113 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 31. State supreme courts in 20 states issued no opinions. Courts where judges are elected have issued 66 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 47.
The Florida Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current chief of the court is Carlos Muñiz. The court issued 108 opinions in 2022 and 115 in 2021. Nationally, state supreme courts issued 9,243 opinions in 2022 and 10,133 in 2021. The courts have issued 638 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 378 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 260. Florida is a Republican trifecta, meaning Republicans control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.