The Florida Supreme Court today has made an effective-immediately change to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110(n) regarding the deadline for a district court to render its decision on an appeal of an order dismissing a minor’s petition for a judicial waiver of parental notice of termination of pregnancy. [.pdf of order SC11-2372]. As of March 1, 2012, the court must render its decision no later than 7 days after transmittal of the record. The old rule stated that an opinion had to be rendered no later than 10 days from the filing of the notice of appeal. The change complies with the statutory requirement that the appellate court “must rule within 7 days after receipt of the appeal.”
I would call this a non-controversial rule change to comply with a very controversial statute and procedure.