Florida: Justices Will Not Be Prosecuted for Having Court Employees Notarize Campaign Documents

A state prosecutor announced that no charges would be filed against the three justices standing for retention in November. Governor Scott asked the state law enforcement agency to investigate whether the justices had violated state law in having court employees notarize campaign documents during working hours in order to meet a filing deadline, but according to the prosecutor, this cannot reasonably be described as furthering the justices’ campaigns. A group formed to stand up for the justices known as Defend Justice from Politics called Scott’s efforts a “blatant abuse of police authority.”