American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp released the following statement in response to Governor Rick Scott’s plan to stack the Florida Supreme Court:
“Governor Rick Scott’s plan to replace three Supreme Court justices on his last day in office is not only a desperate and transparent attempt to stack the Court with his cronies, but also a potentially illegal slap in the face to hardworking Floridians. It’s just more of the same from Scott, who will do anything to push his own political agenda, even disregard Florida’s voters.”
Orlando Sentinel: Editorial: Reject Rick Scott’s bid to pack Florida’s high court
By Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board | June 21, 2017
Late last year, Gov. Rick Scott filled a vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court with Judge Alan Lawson, an appellate court judge who began his career on the bench in Orange County. There was no doubt about Scott’s authority to name a successor to outgoing Justice […]Read more after the jump.