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A Review of the Florida Supreme Court: 2000-2012

State Courts Project White Paper

A Review of the Florida Supreme Court: 2000-2012On November 6, 2012, Floridians will vote on the retention of three justices of the Florida Supreme Court: Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince.1 Critics of these justices have urged voters to vote “no” on retention, asserting that these justices are engaging in judicial “activism” by disregarding the law and substituting their own subjective, ideological preferences.2 Supporters of the justices assert that opposition to their retention is itself ideological, and is a blatant attempt to politicize the judiciary of Florida....[Read Now!]