State v. Egan
Supreme Court of Florida
287 So. 2d 1 (1973)
Egan (defendant) was charged in an indictment with the common law crime of nonfeasance, a misdemeanor offense involving misconduct by a public office-holder. At the time of the case, Section 775.01 of the Florida Statutes applied the criminal common law of England to any offenses that were not specifically regulated in a state statute. The lower court granted Egan’s motion to dismiss the indictment, holding that Section 775.01 violated the Florida Constitution because it was too vague and indefinite. The State of Florida (plaintiff) appealed to the Supreme Court of Florida.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Boyd, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 176,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.