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Florida: Hearing Set for Lawsuit to Block Supreme Court Justices' Retention

Alli Gerkman
A hearing is scheduled for August 8 to address whether the three justices standing for retention in November should be removed from the ballot. In June, the Southeastern Legal Foundation filed a suit on behalf of two Florida voters alleging that the justices violated state law by using court employees to assist in...

Florida: Funds to Retain Supreme Court Justices Near an ‘Unprecedented’ $1 Million

Alli Gerkman
The three justices who are standing for retention in November have raised nearly $1 million for their campaigns . The bulk of these contributions have come from lawyers and law firms. The justices are prohibited from personally soliciting contributions, so they have appointed campaign committees to act in their behalf.

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

Alli Gerkman
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...