GOP Campaign Fails To Oust 3 Fla. High Court Justices

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 9:36 PM EST) -- Three Florida Supreme Court justices on Tuesday survived a Republican push to unseat the so-called judicial activists, when the state's electorate voted overwhelmingly to retain them.

Sixty-seven percent of Florida voters opted to give Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara J. Pariente and Peggy A. Quince new six-year terms despite a campaign led by conservative activists and endorsed by the state's Republican party to unseat the three justices who had been accused of being too extreme.

“The judicial system has always been very independent of the executive...
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