Angelo M. Martin, Esq.
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Alan A. Fowler, Esq.
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MIAMI, FL (May 18, 2020) – Today, Circuit Court Judge Timothy J. Koenig, entered an order in the matter of Jonathan Haim, et. al v. Monroe County, et. al., directing all parties to appear before the Court on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. for a case management/scheduling/briefing conference. On Sunday, May 17, 2020, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners released a statement on its Facebook page stating that the County plans to reopen to visitors and suspend the checkpoints on U.S. 1 and State Road 905 by June 1, 2020. The statement also stated that if a rise in COVID cases were recorded, “restrictions may be heightened, and/or amenities may again be closed.” While we are happy that the County has purported to take the first step to re-opening the Florida Keys, our position and expectation to fully litigate the issues raised in the lawsuit remains unchanged. Every second that the unlawful checkpoints remain intact, the constitutional rights of our clients (and other citizens) are being infringed by the Defendants. Furthermore, any restrictions enacted by the Defendants that infringes on the right of our clients (and other citizens) is unacceptable.

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