Fla. House Passes Gutted Judicial Reform Amendment

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 9:45 PM EDT) -- The Florida House of Representatives voted in favor of a proposed judicial reform amendment Tuesday, one day after the state Senate eviscerated a controversial proposal critics said was a politically motivated attempt to pack the courts.

The measure, which passed the house with a 80-38 vote, will limp back to the Senate for a final check before it is put on the ballot. The constitutional amendment will need the approval of 60 percent of Florida voters to go into effect.

The original proposal would have split...
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