Judicial term limits

The last time voters revamped the judicial system was 40 years ago, when the Florida Supreme Court was elected and a cesspool of bribery, case fixing and political cronyism.

After railing against the Supreme Court’s rewrite of Republican redistricting plans, House Speaker Richard Corcoran is determined to strike back. But a  proposal for judicial term limits is getting off to a rocky start.

A freshman Democrat is vowing to keep a close eye on the House debate over judicial term limits.

The recent death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has added a new dimension to a legislative debate over term limits for Florida justices and appellate judges. The House approved a measure Wednesday, despite dire warnings by Democrats and little interest in the Senate.