Florida Bar Responds to Ousting Efforts

Twenty-three past presidents of the Florida Bar signed a resolution denouncing the effort by Restore Justice 2012 to oust three supreme court justices standing for retention in November. The bar also released a poll of attorneys showing strong support for retaining the justices, whose average approval rating was 90 percent, and the 15 court of appeals judges on the ballot. Restore Justice 2012 released its own evaluation of the justices—a “report card” that gives all three justices failing grades on several issues. The group also launched a tour of nine cities around the state.