Rick Scott’s court-stacking plan has bad optics and perhaps a fatal flaw

By Noreen Marcus FloridaBulldog.org Gov. Rick Scott may not get a chance to stack the Florida Supreme Court, after all.

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Richard Corcoran, Rick Scott still holding on constitutional panel picks

With the 2017 Legislative Session fast approaching, House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Gov. Rick Scott still have not released their

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In mock court, UF law students argue case echoing infamous FSU ‘Jane Doe’ lawsuit

The black-robed justices who filed solemnly into a courtroom at the University of Florida law school Thursday morning were not

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Don Gaetz, Chris Smith among Joe Negron’s constitutional review panel picks

Former Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and former Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith are among those tapped by current Senate

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Federal judges’ lifetime tenure for good reason; Tallahassee should take note

There is a profound reason why the Founders gave life tenure to federal judges, subject only to impeachment for bad

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Arthenia Joyner “truly honored” to be on Constitution Revision Commission

Following her appointment to a constitutional review panel, former state Sen. Arthenia Joyner said she was “truly honored and deeply grateful

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Jorge Labarga names three to Constitution Revision Commission

Former Florida Bar president Hank Coxe, former state Sen. Arthenia Joyner and former federal prosecutor Roberto Martinez are Supreme Court

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Three years of law school? Maybe not, Jorge Labarga says

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga is open to the idea of law schools converting at least part of

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Jorge Labarga answers critics about James E.C. Perry’s “senior” service

Florida’s chief justice on Friday publicly defended his decision to allow Justice James E.C. Perry to continue to work on

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Still no word on makeup of constitution revision panel

With about a week before the start of the 30-day period in which it’s supposed to have its first meeting,

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James E.C. Perry’s “senior service” on Supreme Court to end

Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry‘s last day as a “senior” justice will be Tuesday, according to a court order released Monday. Chief

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Jim Rosica’s review of top state government stories in 2016

From algebra to Zika, 2016 brought a plethora of material to the Capitol Press Corps. Trying to pick the top state

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30 apply to Joe Negron for Constitution Revision Commission

A former Senate President, Secretary of State, and state Supreme Court Justice have applied to Senate President Joe Negron for

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More than 30 have applied to Supreme Court for constitutional rewrite panel

The list of applicants to Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga for a seat on the Constitution Revision Commission has

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Arthenia Joyner, Jeff Kottkamp apply for constitutional panel

Ougoing Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner and former Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp are among the latest applicants to Florida Supreme Court

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Martin Dyckman: Donald Trump pick Charles Canady could bring ‘dog whistles’ to SCOTUS

Martin Dyckman What sort of Supreme Court justices would Donald Trump appoint? For an insight, consider the case of Kathy

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Applications trickle in to Jorge Labarga for Constitution Review Commission

The Florida Supreme Court has received the first handful of applications for Chief Justice Jorge Labarga’s three selections for the Constitution

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.13.16 – The Florida Supreme Court is about to get a little more conservative

During the 2014 gubernatorial campaign, the issue of selecting Supreme Court justices was a campaign issue between Rick Scott and

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