Court changes less bad but still bad
The St.Petersburg Times | May 4, 2011
Splitting the Florida Supreme Court into separate criminal and civil divisions and adding three justices was always more about Republican House Speaker Dean Cannon’s animosity toward the high court than any pressing need. Now that Cannon’s original idea has been defeated by moderate state Senate Republicans joining Senate Democrats, what’s left of the proposed constitutional amendment is just distasteful, not disastrous. Even so, the changes should not be made.