Last week, the Florida Supreme Court accepted two dependency cases for review. I’ll write more on both later, but here is a quick overview:
The first is O.I.C.L. v. Florida Department of Children and Families. This case involves a circuit split in how immigrant children are adjudicated dependent. Briefing should be complete by December 7, and oral argument will be February 2, 2016. The district court opinion is here.
The second is M.M. v. Florida Department of Children and Families. This case involves the ability of the court to close a case while limiting the visitation rights of a non-custodial parent. Briefing is due by December 8, 2015 and no oral argument is set. The district court opinion is here.