___________________________________________________________________ Supreme Court of Florida
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2007 CASE NO.: SC06-2391
IAN DECO LIGHTBOURNE, vs. BILL MCCOLLUM., ETC., ET AL. ET AL.
On August 1, 2007, the State filed a Notice of Filing in the above proceeding attaching its Notice of Filing and Request for Final Hearing filed in the trial court certifying the readiness of the Florida Department of Corrections to carry out executions pursuant to the revised lethal injection procedures effective after August 1, 2007. The State has moved the trial court to schedule a final hearing for September 5, 2007, so that a final order may be entered by the trial court by September 10, 2007, in conformance with the trial court’s July 17, 2007, status report to this Court. The schedule set forth by this Court in its July 18, 2007, scheduling order, and as further set forth below, will govern this proceeding unless the parties show good cause no later than August 10, 2007, why additional time is required to conclude the proceedings and for the trial court to enter a final order. If the parties demonstrate good cause, the Court will modify the scheduling order; otherwise the times set forth shall remain in effect.
On or before September 10, 2007, all evidentiary proceedings in the trial court shall be concluded, with a final order entered and trial court jurisdiction terminated. The record on appeal shall be filed in this Court by Friday, September 14, 2007. The initial brief on the merits shall be filed by Wednesday, September 19, 2007; answer brief on the merits shall be filed by Wednesday, September 26, 2007; and reply brief on the merits shall be filed by Friday, September 28, 2007. Oral argument is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2007. A maximum of twenty minutes to the side is allowed for the argument, but counsel is expected to use only so much of that time as is necessary. NO CONTINUANCES WILL BE GRANTED EXCEPT UPON A SHOWING OF EXTREME HARDSHIP.
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Per this Court's Administrative Order In Re: Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, AOSC04-84, dated September 13, 2004, counsel are directed to transmit a copy of all documents, including any attachments and appendices, in an electronic format as required by the provisions of that order. In addition to the above schedule, the court reporters are hereby directed to transmit to this Court, by August 10, 2007, an electronic version of the transcript of the August 7, 2007, status conference. The court reporters are further hereby directed to transmit to this Court an electronic version of the transcript of the final evidentiary hearing within five days after the conclusion of the hearing.
A True Copy Test:
ROCK E. HOOKER ANNA-LIISA JOSELOFF SUZANNE MYERS KEFFER KENNETH S. NUNNELLEY CAROLYN M. SNURKOWSKI HON. CARVEN D. ANGEL, JUDGE HON. DAVID R. ELLSPERMANN, CLERK