judiciary

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Florida’s Supreme Court marked the official installment of Justice Alan Lawson on Wednesday. The ceremony gave a rare glimpse into the most cloistered of our branches of government.

The Florida Supreme Court.
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A bill aimed at clearing up confusion around redistricting court cases is ready for a vote on the Senate floor. But there are still concerns the plan challenges the independence of the judiciary.

The Florida Supreme Court.
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Florida’s appellate and Supreme Court magistrates could be subject to term limits under a plan by the Florida House. Supporters of the bill, including the chamber’s conservative leaders, say judges were never meant to have lifetime appointments to the bench.

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Florida’s appellate and Supreme Court magistrates could face more restrictions on the length of time they can serve. A proposed constitutional amendment to impose judicial term limits has started working its way through the statehouse, but some are skeptical of the motives behind the effort.