Tag: Lawton Chiles

Jim RosicaOctober 27, 2018
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7min8
Progressive groups now are suing to stop a state nominating panel from recommending candidates to the Florida Supreme Court, saying it “lacks the authority to make its nominations before the vacancies occur.” The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause filed Friday evening to halt the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). Earlier Friday, […]

Staff ReportsOctober 11, 2018
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11min14
Just like in 2016, we’re again asking every candidate, including incumbents, to complete a questionnaire we believe offers an interesting, albeit, thumbnail sketch of who they are and why they are running.  If you are a candidate and would like to complete the questionnaire, email Peter@FloridaPolitics.com. Significant other? Kids? Two dogs. Education background? Professional background? AA […]

Danny McAuliffeSeptember 20, 2018
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5min7
Gov. Rick Scott may have acted beyond his constitutional authority last week when he jump-started the Judicial Nominating Commission’s process of vetting potential justices to fill three soon-to-be vacancies on the state Supreme Court, new legal action contends.  In a writ of quo warranto filed with the Supreme Court on Thursday, Common Cause and the League […]

Staff ReportsSeptember 12, 2018
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5min9
The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday announced it would start accepting applications to fill three upcoming vacancies. Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy A. Quince face mandatory retirement on the same day that term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Scott will leave office. Under the state constitution, judges and justices face mandatory retirement at […]

News Service Of FloridaSeptember 5, 2018
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5min8
Gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum must pick their running mates by a Thursday deadline. Based on recent political history, you can expect the candidates to bring some demographic and geographic diversity to the general-election tickets with their selections for lieutenant governor. But while rumors and speculation swirl about who might be tapped by […]


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