Next governor – not Rick Scott – will appoint new Supreme Court justices

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Rick Scott on Mosaic sinkhole
Florida Governor Rick Scott talks about the sinkhole at Mosaic's New Wales phosphate manufacturing plant near Mulberry in eastern Polk County. By Seán Kinane / WMNF News (27 Sept 2016).

Whoever is elected Florida governor next month will select the next three state Supreme Court Justices; Monday the court said current Governor Rick Scott “exceeded his authority” when he began the process to name new justices.

WMNF News interviewed John Mills, the lawyer representing Common Cause and the League of Women Voters, which sued Scott saying he couldn’t fill vacancies that don’t yet exist.

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Governor Scott has already appointed a judicial nominating commission.

 

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