Florida: Top fundraisers for the quarter include a surprising black-robed bunch

The three supreme court justices standing for retention in November have each raised between $156,000 and $160,000 for their retention effort, most of which has come from lawyers and law firms. Committees handle the justices’ campaign finances, as the code of judicial conduct bars them from personally soliciting contributions. The justices are responding to an opposition campaign mounted by Restore Justice 2012, which describes Florida’s supreme court as one of the most activist in the nation.