I have an appeal proceeding in a discrimination matter pending in a Florida District Court of Appeal pursuant to Fla. R. App. Proc. 9.030(b)(2)(B). If the court denies my petition, or gives me one of their standard PCAs, can I file an appeal with the Supreme Court of Florida pursuant to Fla. R. App. Proc. 9.030(a)(2)(iv)? There are allot of US Supreme Court cases cited in my argument. What other appeal options may be available to me?
You can try your states highest court. If that fails you can try seeking a review by the United States Supreme Court. Neither of these are likely to be heard by either court. They take very few cases.
Consider: The Florida Supreme Court takes very few cases and is a court of extremely limited jurisdiction. A PCA cannot be reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court. As to the United States Supreme Court, you would have to have a squarely argued issue of federal statutory or constitutional law in order to even be within that court's jurisdiction (which itself is fairly rare when the case is coming up through the state court system) and even if you do, they literally accept less than 1% of the cases presented to them.
So again I ask: Realistically? None.
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CAN you file a petition with the FSC? Sure. But you will spend oodles of money, time and effort on the attempt and likely have a snowballs chance of rolling across the Mojave at high noon.
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