Tag: Patricia Strowbridge

Jim RosicaNovember 21, 2016

The Florida Channel plans to live stream the interviews of candidates for an opening on the Florida Supreme Court. The interviews are open to the public, but they will be held in Orlando next Monday, instead of Tallahassee. They’ll be at the offices of the GrayRobinson law firm, where Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission chair Jason Unger […]

Jim RosicaNovember 14, 2016

The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission on Monday voted to interview all 11 applicants for a vacancy on the court. The interviews, open to the public, will be held in Orlando Nov. 28, starting around noon and likely lasting through 7 p.m., said Jason Unger, the commission’s chair. The panel held a brief organizational conference call […]

Jim RosicaNovember 14, 2016

As of the Friday deadline, 11 people had applied to become the next justice of the Florida Supreme Court.  The last application received was from Circuit Judge Michael Joseph Rudisill of the 18th Judicial Circuit for Brevard and Seminole counties. There, Rudisill replaced James E.C. Perry, now the justice whose December retirement is creating the Supreme Court vacancy. Besides Rudisill, here […]

Jim RosicaNovember 11, 2016

Republican state Rep. Larry Metz of Yalaha, who face term limits after his current stint in the House, wants to be the next Florida Supreme Court justice. Metz filed Friday morning, the deadline day for applying, said Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. The opening was created by the retirement of Justice James E.C. Perry, […]

Jim RosicaNovember 11, 2016

State Attorney Brad King of the 5th Judicial Circuit has applied for the upcoming vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court. King’s application was received Thursday, according to Tallahassee attorney Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. King — the Republican elected chief prosecutor for Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties in Central Florida […]

Jim RosicaNovember 10, 2016

Circuit Judge Alice L. Blackwell of Orange County, originally a Lawton Chiles appointee, is the latest applicant for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court. That brings to seven the number of those who have filed to replace Justice James E.C. Perry. He is retiring at the end of the year. The deadline to apply to the Supreme Court Judicial […]

Jim RosicaNovember 8, 2016

A federal prosecutor has become the fourth applicant for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court. Roberta J. Bodnar, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Middle District of Florida, filed on Tuesday, according to Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Bodnar, who works in Ocala, was admitted to the Florida bar in 1993, […]

Jim RosicaNovember 7, 2016

Patricia Strowbridge, appointed a trial-court judge by Gov. Rick Scott just last year, has become the third applicant for the upcoming vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court. Her application was received over the weekend, said Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, on Monday morning. Strowbridge, with a long background in adoption and family law, […]


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