A Florida Supreme Court hearing involving Tallahassee police and Marsy's Law has been postponed
Pointing to Hurricane Ian, the Florida Supreme Court postponed arguments that had been planned next week in three cases, including a high-profile dispute about a 2018 constitutional amendment known as “Marsy’s Law.”
Justices were scheduled to hear arguments in the cases Monday, but postponed them to Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.
The voter-approved Marsy’s Law amendment included a series of protections for crime victims. The 1st District Court of Appeal last year sided with two Tallahassee police officers who invoked the law to prevent their identities from being released after use-of-force shooting incidents in which they were threatened. The officers argued they were victims in the incidents.
The city of Tallahassee appealed to the Supreme Court and has been joined by news organizations that say the officers’ names should be released. Arguments in the Marsy’s Law case are scheduled for Nov. 3.