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Florida Supreme Court Justices Sued Over Qualifying Papers and Procedure

On June 25th two private citizens represented by the Southeastern Legal Foundation filed suit against the three Florida Supreme Court Justices runing for retention election this year. The Justices are required to face the retention election in order to remain in office and were required to … Continue reading

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Lawyers Can Run for Judicial Seats Far From Home

            Residency requirements for candidates can differ from office to office.  In 2001, the Florida Supreme Court in Miller v. Mendez construed the judicial residency requirement contained in Art. V, section 8 of the Florida Constitution to mean that a … Continue reading

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Filing Deadline Causes Florida Supreme Court Justices to Scramble

The critical nature of candidate filing deadlines was again illustrated April 20, 2012, when three members of the Florida Supreme Court almost lost their seats by failing to file complete paperwork by a noon deadline. Florida Supreme Court justices face … Continue reading

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