Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rick Scott’s Power Grab

Rick Scott wants to appoint three new Florida Supreme Court justices literally on his way out of office.
A decade ago, justices issued an advisory opinion saying a governor shouldn’t make such appointments while walking out the door.
Voters have overwhelmingly said the same thing. In 2014, a solid majority rejected a Republican-sponsored ballot initiative that would have given outgoing governors the power to appoint “prospective vacancies” to the Supreme Court or district courts of appeal.

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