En banc hearings and rehearings of cases and issues in Florida’s district courts of appeal are limited to two circumstances: 1) when the case or issue is of exceptional importance; and 2) when review by the entire court is necessary to maintain uniformity in the court’s decisions. This article considers the former circumstance — the question of exceptional importance. Alternatively, to put the question more precisely, what makes a case or an issue qualify as one of exceptional importance and what factors can and should the DCAs consider in making that determination?

Read the full article here:  https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/what-makes-a-case-or-an-issue-one-of-exceptional-importance/