by Gray Rohrer - 5 months ago -
Former Gov. Charlie Crist could pick all seven members to the Florida Supreme Court by the end of his next term if he retakes the governor's office, but the political divide on the court would likely remain.
by Florida Current Staff - 7 months ago -
Florida has a new solicitor general, the Florida Democratic Party beefs up its communications office, and the DEP has a new director of its Bureau of Petroleum Storage Systems.
by Florida Current Staff - 8 months ago -
Five people have been appointed to three judicial nominating commissions.
by Florida Current Staff - 13 months ago -
More changes occur among Senate staffs and new members are appointed to seven judicial nominating commissions.
by Bill Cotterell - 15 months ago -
Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince tell FSU law students the issue is not their future, but the future of an honest judiciary. ... Related Research: Justices' campaign finance activity from the Florida Division of Elections.
by Florida Current Staff - 17 months ago -
Paetra T. Brownlee, Joshua D. Grosshans and William C. Vose will serve until 2016. ... Related Research: Thursday's announcement from the governor's press office.
by Travis Pillow - 23 months ago -
Here's what passed, what failed and what you need to know about issues affecting justice and courts. Attempts to privatize prisons failed, but the final state budget that was approved would close six prisons across the state but spare the rural Jefferson Correctional Institution.
by Travis Pillow - 25 months ago -
The measure would allow the governor to change the composition of the state's judicial nominating commissions that pick a slate of potential judges for the governor to choose from. Under the proposal, which cleared a House subcommittee Wednesday, the five members of the nine-member commissions who are appointed by the governor directly would serve at the pleasure of the governor.
by Brent Henzi - 34 months ago -
A Senate panel on Tuesday changed a bill dealing with judicial nominating commissions so that the Florida Bar would still have a role with the panels. The initial bill would have removed the Florida Bar from the process.
by Christine Jordan Sexton - 34 months ago -
Attorneys on the Senate Judiciary Committee say the measure pushed through by House Speaker Dean Cannon to take away The Florida Bar's input on judicial nominations is fundamentally flawed. But they voted it out of committee Monday anyway. A measure to split and revamp the Supreme Court swept through the Budget Committee later the same day.