The appellate attorney for convicted killer Michael E. Franklin has asked for permission from the Third District Court of Appeal to exceed the normal 75-page length for opening briefs. To exceed the 75-page limit, an attorney is required to file a motion asking for the court's permission, which is typically granted in most cases. Attorney Robert Bacon wants to submit a 175-page brief, plus 11 pages for the appendices. Bacon's motion was filed Jan. 15, instead of the opening brief, which was due last week.
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