Tallahassee's First District Court of Appeal court heard arguments Friday about whether a seat on the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Northeast Florida should be filled by voters or appointed by Gov. Rick Scott. Jacksonville attorney David Trotti brought the case against the state.
Trotti filed and qualified to run for the seat left vacant by retiring Chief Judge Donald Maron. Trotti says Maron announced a change to his original intended resignation date, leaving a brief vacancy.