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Date rescheduled for oral argument in legal battle over Marsy's Law

Florida Supreme Court
Posted at 11:14 AM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-28 16:44:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The legal battle between the City of Tallahassee and the Florida Police Benevolent Association over Marsy's Law has been rescheduled for an oral argument in the Florida Supreme Court on November 3.

The date was originally set for October 3, but the Florida Supreme Court has rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian.

"A maximum of twenty minutes to the side is allowed for the argument, but counsel is expected to use only so much of the time as necessary," reads the Florida Supreme Court document.

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The legal back and forth stems from three fatal officer-involved shootings in 2020.

After a Leon County Circuit Court Judge denied law enforcement protection under Marsy's Law, the Police Benevolent Association appealed and won in September 2020.

This case will determine if an officer can be a victim of a crime while on duty and if that will grant them protection.