Four past, current justices given independence awards
By Stacey Singer, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
PALM BEACH – At their annual state association dinner on Saturday, criminal defense lawyers spent their evening defending not a person, but an idea: the concept of separation of powers in Florida government.
West Palm Beach attorney Richard Lubin presented judicial independence awards to two current and two former Florida Supreme Court justices with West Palm Beach ties. He praised them for not being swayed by political pressure.
Conservatives in the House, Senate and executive branch of state government are hoping voters will agree to rewrite the Florida Constitution in November 2012, forcing the state high court to submit to more legislative oversight.