Florida Retention Campaigns and Supreme Court Appointment Confirmations
October 23, 2012
According to campaign finance filings, the group formed to support the retention of three justices on the November ballot—Defend Justice from Politics—has raised and spent $1.45 million. The justices themselves have raised $1.36 million.
In addition to casting ballots on the retention of appellate justices and judges, voters in November will decide whether to require senate confirmation of supreme court appointments. The proposed constitutional amendment known as Amendment 5 needs 60 percent approval to pass.