University of Denver

Florida: Justice Pariente Warns That Failure to Retain Justices Will Lead to Partisan Appointments

Former Senior Director

At a recent campaign appearance, Justice Barbara Pariente cautioned that a November vote not to retain her and two fellow justices who are also on the ballot would allow Governor Scott to make "partisan judicial appointments." A challenge to the three justices' retention has been mounted by conservative groups unhappy with a handful of recent supreme court decisions.