Fails v. Jones

Petitioner, an inmate in state custody, filed a pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus. This was the thirteenth extraordinary writ petition or notice he had filed pertaining to a certain criminal case. The Supreme Court dismissed the petition and retained jurisdiction to pursue possible sanctions against him. In dismissing the petition, the court ruled that the petition raised claims that could have or should have been raised at trial and on direct appeal in his criminal case. Subsequent to the court’s issuance of an order to show cause, Petitioner filed eight pleadings raising the same arguments he raised in his previous petitions. The Supreme Court determined that Petitioner’s arguments were without merit and directed the clerk of court to reject any future pleadings or other requests submitted by Petitioner that pertained to his criminal case unless such filings were signed by a member in good standing of The Florida Bar. View "Fails v. Jones" on Justia Law

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