No. SC17-653.

224 So.3d 755 (2017)

Aramis Donell AYALA, etc., Petitioner, v. Rick SCOTT, Governor, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Florida.

August 31, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Marcos E. Hasbun and Mamie V. Wise of Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP, Tampa, Florida; and Roy L. Austin, Jr. , and Amy E. Richardson of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, for Petitioner.

Pamela Jo Bondi , Attorney General, Amit Agarwal , Solicitor General, Jordan E. Pratt , and Jonathan L. Williams , Deputy Solicitors General, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida; and Daniel E. Nordby , General Counsel, and John P. Heekin , Assistant General Counsel, Executive Office of the Governor, Tallahassee, Florida, for Respondent.

Shayan Elahi of Shayan Elahi, P.A., Winter Park, Florida, for Amici Curiae The Dream Defenders, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Let Your Voice Be Heard, Inc., Florida State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The New Florida Majority, SEIU Florida State Council, Color of Change, and Advancement Project.

Adam S. Tanenbaum , General Counsel and J. Michael Maida , Deputy General Counsel, Florida House of Representatives, Tallahassee, Florida, for Amicus Curiae The Florida House of Representatives.

Arthur I. Jacobs , Richard J. Scholz , and Douglas A. Wyler of Jacobs, Scholz & Associates, LLC, Fernandina Beach, Florida, for Amicus Curiae Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association.

Mark Herron and Robert J. Telfer III of Messer Caparello, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida, for Amici Curiae Senator Oscar Braynon, Senator Jeff Clemens, Senator. Perry Thurston, Senator Gary Farmer, Representative Janet Cruz and Representative Sean Shaw.

Daniel J. Gerber of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Orlando, Florida, for Amici Curiae Family Members of Victims.

Sharon L. Kegerreis of Berger Singerman, Miami, Florida; Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. , Chad I. Golder , and Sarah G. Boyce of Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Washington, District of Columbia; and Mark B. Helm , and John F. Muller of Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, Los Angeles, California, for Amici Curiae Former Judges, Current and Former Prosecutors, and Legal Community Leaders

Nancy G. Abudu and Jacqueline Nicole Azis of ACLU Foundation of Florida, Inc., Miami, Florida; and Brian W. Stull , Senior Staff Attorney of American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Durham, North Carolina, for Amici Curiae American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, the Sentencing Project, and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

Seth Miller , President of Innocence Network, Innocence Project of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida; Norman Adam Tebrugge of Tebrugge Legal, Sarasota, Florida, and James C. Dugan of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, LLP, New York, New York, for Amici Curiae The Innocent Network and Witness to Innocence.

Ashley M. Litwin of Seitles & Litwin, P.A., Miami, Florida, for Amicus Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Sonya Rudenstine , Gainesville, Florida, for Amici Curiae Victims' Service Providers and Homicide Victims' Family Members.

Aramis Donell Ayala, State Attorney for Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit, petitions this Court for a writ of quo warranto, challenging Governor Rick Scott's authority under section 27.14(1), Florida Statutes (2016), to reassign the prosecution of death-penalty eligible cases in the Ninth Circuit to Brad King, State Attorney for Florida...

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