State of Florida v. Luke Jarrod Adkins, et al.

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, the Drug Policy Alliance, the Cato Institute, the Reason Foundation, the Libertarian Law Council, and 25 law professors from across the United States.

Brief filed: 11/28/2011


State of Florida v. Luke Jarrod Adkins, et al.

Supreme Court of Florida; Case No. SC11-1878, 2011 WL 4925888


Florida’s strict liability felony drug law runs afoul of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and is inconsistent with centuries of common law.

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