University of Denver

Florida: Suit to Kick Justices off Ballot Dismissed

Former Senior Director

A trial judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to remove three supreme court justices from the November retention ballot, ruling that the two Florida voters who filed the suit lack standing. With the assistance of the Southeast Legal Foundation, the voters claimed that the justices violated state law by using court employees to assist in filing campaign documents. The plaintiffs plan to appeal the decision in the 1st district court of appeals, and to the state supreme court or U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.