judicial nominating commission

A justice watchdog group is calling on the Constitution revision commission to tweak the process that sends new judges to the bench.

The Florida Bar is taking applications again for openings on five judicial nominating commissions.  The boards help develop a short list of nominees to fill openings on the trial bench.

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The Florida Supreme Court will have a vacancy when Justice James E.C. Perry retires Dec. 30. That means Gov. Rick Scott will name a new justice to the seven-member court in the coming weeks.

It’s Scott’s first time appointing a justice to the state’s highest court.