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Any doubts about Florida Governor Rick Scott’s disdain for the judiciary were cleared up late last month when Scott took to national cable television airwaves to announce in a very public way that he had decided not to follow the U.S. Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling. Read more here: http://cltampa.com/gyrobase/clobbering-the-court/Content?oid=3034674&storyPage=1#.UAhUqZGkKSq
Florida’s three Supreme Court justices, who are under fire for using court staff to assist them in their last-minute completion of their paperwork needed to meet the deadline for their merit retention campaigns, shot back on Thursday with a letter from a well-regarded constitutional law expert. Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/05/justices-fire-back-in-controversy-over-their-campaign-paperworks.html#storylink=cpy.
Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente did Floridians a favor Friday by clearly explaining the shortcomings of well-intended changes to the state’s redistricting regimen. Read more here: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120501/OPINION/305019997?p=1&tc=pg.
Brevard case shows what’s at stake for industry before today’s Supreme Court By Matt Reed, Florida Today A Supreme Court case out of Palm Bay may exemplify the type of high-stakes yet little-known litigation that’s about to inspire a corporate-funded campaign to oust Florida justices. Read more here: http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20120501/COLUMNISTS0207/305010002/Matt-Reed-Beware-move-oust-justices?nclick_check=1.
Justices are expected to announce as soon as Monday that they will hear a challenge to President Obama’s landmark legislation, which bears the surprising approval of prominent conservative judges. Reporting from Washington— After a year and a half of legal skirmishing, President Obama’s embattled healthcare law has arrived at the Supreme Court riding a surprising winning streak and carrying a constitutional stamp of approval from prominent conservative judges. Only three of the 12 appellate judges … Continue reading
Our justice system has been cut to the bone 08/06/2011 © Miami Herald There’s a new contender for the most-used verb in America: cut. Cutting the federal deficit was the basis of the raging congressional debate that just ended. It was the centerpiece of many actions taken by the Florida Legislature during its recent session. It’s also a word on the lips of many corporate executives, and many of us as we tighten our own … Continue reading
Sometime-Foes Boies and Olson Honored with ABA Medal for Successful Joint Efforts By Rachel M. Zahorsky David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, co-chairs of the ABA Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System, were honored with the ABA’s highest award, the ABA Medal, by the House of Delegates today. “David and I know we wouldn’t have received this award if not for the things we’ve been doing together,” Olson said in a brief acceptance … Continue reading