Fla. Senate Rejects Plan To Split State's Top Court

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT) -- The Florida Senate on Monday eviscerated a controversial proposed judicial reform amendment, removing a provision that would have added justices to the state Supreme Court and split it into civil and criminal divisions.

The chamber voted 28-11 to pass a new version of the amendment, which also killed a provision that required the state's court system to receive 2.25 percent of general revenue each year.

The updated version, which still retains senate appointments of state Supreme Court justices and some form of legislative control of judicial...
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