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Judicial Reform Eleventh Circuit

United States Court of Appeals: 11th Circuit

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Total Judgeships: 

12 (1 vacancy)

Political Makeup: 

8 Dem – 3 GOP

Location(s): 
Atlanta, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Montgomery, Alabama
Jurisdictions: 
Alabama, Florida, and Georgia
Caseload: 

6,087

About The Court:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit was established on October 1, 1981. The Court's districts were originally part of the Fifth Circuit until the region was divided. In terms of cases filed and terminated by three-judge panels, the Court is the busiest federal appellate court in the country.

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Warrantless Wiretapping is Unconstitutional

Wed, 04/09/2014

Gennusa, et al. v. Canova, et al.: A non-incarcerated suspect and his attorney filed suit for violations of the Federal Wiretap Act and the 4th Amendment based on the warrantless recording of their conversations and the seizure of the written statement in the interview room of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. The District Court ruled in favor of the client and his attorney.

Decision

The Eleventh Circuit Court affirmed the decision in favor of the plaintiffs and remanded for further proceedings.

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Taking Advantage of Regulations on Business

Fri, 03/21/2014

Hurley v. Kent of Naples, Inc., et al.: Patrick Hurley sued his employer for violating the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by denying his request for eleven weeks of vacation time and terminating his employment. The District Court concluded that his termination was not due to his request, but awarded him actual damages of $200,000, liquidated damages of $200,000, and front pay of $350,901.85.

Decision

The Eleventh Circuit reversed and remanded with instructions to enter judgment in favor of the defendants.

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