43 Seton Hall Legis. J. 1 (2019)

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MILLER (Do NOT DFLvm)                                 1/16/2019 11:09AM


      WHILEY   V. SCOTT:  MISINTERPRETING FLORIDA'S
   HISTORICAL SCOPE OF CONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE
                            POWER

                                                      Eric Miller*

I. INTRODUCTION                    .............................................2
      A. Historical Context of Constitutional Executive Power in
          Florida....................            ................ 4
II. PROLOGUE TO QUO WARRANTO               ..............6...........6
      A. Etienne v. DCF    ...............  ..................6
      B. Executive Order 11-01..........................7
      C. Impact of EO 11-01 on the Etienne Litigation..................9
III. THE ISSUES: PRESENTATION, ARGUMENT, AND ANALYSIS..........11
      A. Point: Whiley and Amici  .................. .......... 11
      B. Counterpoint: The Governor and The Attorney General .... 16
          1. Executive Order 11-72......................... 16
          2. The Governor's Response to the Petition.................17
          3. The Attorney General's Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting
             the Governor     ....................... .....22
IV. THE MAJORITY OPINION AND THE DISSENTS    .   .................24
V. WHLEY  V. SCOTT: AN ANALYSIS   ..................... ......26
      A. The Majority Erroneously Presumed Some Abrogation or
          Violation of the APA......      ...................26
      B. The Majority Improperly Interpreted Article IV............29
          1. Principles for Interpreting the Florida Constitution...... 30
          2. The Majority's Alternate Interpretation of Article IV.. 31
          3. Historical Guidance: Past Practices of Governors........34
          4. Historical Guidance: Crafting Article IV, Section 6 .... 35
          5. Integrated Construction of Article IV, Giving Each
             Section Full Effect ....    .................... 36
          6. The Importance of Article IV, Section 1(a) as a Self-
             Executing Provision  .................. .....42
          7. No Absurd Result .........................43
          8. The People's Intent........................44
VI. CONSEQUENCES  OF THE WHILEY DECISION    ..   ..................47
      A. Executive Order 11-211........................48
      B. The Inefficacy of Proceeding in Quo Warranto..................48


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