Joyner Vows To Fight Judicial Term Limits

Feb 28, 2017

Florida’s political and corporate elite are nervously anticipating Monday, when  House Speaker Richard Corcoran has promised to name his picks to the Constitution Revision Commission.

Senate Democratic Leader Arthenia Joyner, a newly minted member of the Constitution Revision Commission, is vowing to fight judicial term limits.

The 37-member panel meets every two decades and has the power to put amendments directly on next year’s ballot.

Corcoran’s lieutenants are expected to push judicial term limits, but newly appointed Commissioner Arthenia Joyner will fight it every step of the way.

“I have always believed in the three, independent separate branches of government and the court’s job is to interpret the laws and that’s what they do. And I will stand up for that because that’s why we have this great system of checks and balances.”

The former Senate Democratic Leader and Tampa attorney was one of three appointments made earlier this month by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge (George,) Labarga.

Governor Rick Scott has yet to make his appointments.

Attorney General Pam Bondi is an automatic member.