Tag: judges

News Service Of FloridaDecember 28, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court said the state needs four more circuit judges, while Hillsborough County should have four more county judges. Justices each year go through a process to “certify” a need for judges, with the recommendations then going to the Legislature. But lawmakers often do not follow the Court’s recommendations on creating judicial positions. The […]

Staff ReportsMay 4, 2018

As of the close of qualifying on Friday, 18 appellate judges had formally qualified for merit-retention elections in November. They include Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson, formerly a 5th District Court of Appeal judge. The others are: 1st District Court of Appeal: Harvey Jay, Stephanie Ray, Brad Thomas, Kemmerly Thomas, Allen Winsor. While Winsor qualified for […]


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