11 Names Sent To Fla. Gov.-Elect For 3 High Court Seats

Law360 (November 27, 2018, 9:20 PM EST) -- The judicial nominating commission tasked with screening candidates for the three soon-to-open seats on the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday released a list of 11 names — including seven appellate judges and the current general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education — from which incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis will choose new justices.

The JNC whittled the 59 applicants down to a list of nominees for the seats being vacated by Justices Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince and R. Fred Lewis, who are leaving Jan. 8 because of the state constitution's requirement that judges retire at 70.

The 11 candidates include seven...

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