Fla. Bill Letting Outgoing Gov. Name Judges Heads To Senate

Law360, Miami (March 21, 2014, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Florida's next governor to appoint three state Supreme Court justices on his way out passed its last committee Thursday and is set to be heard by the full Florida Senate next week.

In a 10-5 vote that fell along party lines, the state Senate Rules Committee favorably recommended S.J.R. 1188, which would allow the next governor to prospectively fill three Florida Supreme Court seats that will open up in 2019, when three justices who are turning 70 in the...
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