But more importantly, the Florida State Supreme Court is not the United States Supreme Court, the latter having the last word on Federal law.Caetano v. Massachusetts : Scotus hear a case that the MA state Supreme court GOT WRONG and corrected the court.............. Why wouldn't they do the same with FL ?
And of course the NRA lawyer who wrote the Norman cert petition wrote a petition which did not conform to SCOTUS Rule 10 despite Justice Scalia's and Thomas' dissent in Jackson v. San Francisco. For the benefit of those of you, like London808 who are unfamiliar with SCOTUS Rule 10, it says that the purpose of SCOTUS is NOT to correct the errors of the lower courts. The purpose of SCOTUS is to resolve splits on Federal law.
Rule 10. Considerations Governing Review on Writ of Certiorari
Review on a writ of certiorari is not a matter of right, but of judicial discretion. A petition for a writ of certiorari will be granted only for compelling reasons. The following, although neither controlling nor fully measuring the Court's discretion, indicate the character of the reasons the Court considers:
(a) a United States court of appeals has entered a decision in conflict with the decision of another United States court of appeals on the same important matter; has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with a decision by a state court of last resort; or has so far departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings, or sanctioned such a departure by a lower court, as to call for an exercise of this Court's supervisory power;
(b) a state court of last resort has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with the decision of another state court of last resort or of a United States court of appeals;(c) a state court or a United States court of appeals has decided an important question of federal law that has not been, but should be, settled by this Court, or has decided an important federal question in a way that conflicts with relevant decisions of this Court.
A petition for a writ of certiorari is rarely granted when the asserted error consists of erroneous factual findings or the misapplication of a properly stated rule of law.