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Jim RosicaNovember 10, 2018
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The federal judge presiding over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson‘s lawsuit to count provisional and mail ballots invalidated because of mismatched signatures has taken himself off the case. Senior U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle, based in Tallahassee, entered an “order of disqualification” early Saturday. And Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, who has often taken the Rick Scott administration to […]

Jim RosicaNovember 29, 2017
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The “hot mic” has gone cold. In a one-sentence order, the Florida Supreme Court denied Gov. Rick Scott’s request to disqualify Justice Barbara Pariente from a pending case over his judicial appointment power. “The respondent’s motion to disqualify Justice Pariente is hereby denied,” it said, without elaboration. Scott “expects all judges to be fair and impartial,” […]

Jim RosicaNovember 28, 2017
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7min253
“There is no there there” in Gov. Rick Scott‘s complaint that Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente is biased against him, say the plaintiffs in a case over his judicial appointment power. The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause Florida responded Tuesday to Scott’s motion for disqualification against Pariente. It was filed earlier this month by […]

Jim RosicaOctober 25, 2016
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It’s always a bad sign when a judge says he’s “not sure what we’re supposed to be doing.” Leon County Circuit Judge Charles W. Dodson took no action Tuesday in a hearing on a case seeking to disqualify state Rep. Dan Raulerson from running for re-election to his House District 58 seat. His Democratic opponent, Jose N. Vazquez Figueroa, […]


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