ACLU: Next Governor Will Reshape Supreme Court

Sep 14, 2016

A chronological quirk could make the next governor the most powerful in history, says ACLU of Florida chief Howard Simon.

ACLU Florida chief Howard Simon says the mandatory retirement of three state Supreme Court justices in 2019 gives the next governor an historic opportunity.

That’s because three justices on Florida’s seven-member Supreme Court reach mandatory retirement age in 2019, Simon says.

A chronological quirk could make the next governor the most powerful in history, says ACLU of Florida chief Howard Simon. That’s because three justices on Florida’s seven-member Supreme Court reach mandatory retirement age in 2019, Simon says.

Scott recently began weighing a replacement for Justice James Perry who announced he was stepping down last week. Justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince turn 70 in 2019. Term limits force Scott to step down in 2018.