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Legal Reformers Praise Ron DeSantis, Florida Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report and for the third year in a row Florida made progress. Legal reform advocates praised Gov. Ron DeSantis’ efforts to improve...
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Keynote Speakers Bureau Launched Featuring Motivators From Florida, Georgia, North Carolina

The new organization is a full-service speaker booking agency for both virtual and in-person events,‭ ‬specifically focused on the needs of event professionals looking to book keynote speakers.‭ The speakers will tackle subjects ranging from‬ leadership and corporate culture,‭ ‬to government and political issues,‭ ‬and‭ ‬education and‭ ‬safety.
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Tom Spencer: Joe Biden’s Refusal to Articulate His Vision for the Supreme Court is...

Asked point-blank whether he would go along with the “court packing” scheme suggested by a number of prominent Democrats — which involves expanding the number of justices on the court with the explicit intention of negating the influence of President Donald Trump’s appointees - Biden gave one of the most transparently nonsensical answers in the history of presidential debates.
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With Renatha Francis Out, Ron DeSantis Names Jamie Grosshans to Florida Supreme Court

Grosshans is currently serving as a judge on the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal, where she has been since 2018. Before that, she served a judge in the  Orange County Court and as an assistant state attorney for that county. 

Florida Supreme Court Orders Ron DeSantis to Pick Another Justice

The state Constitution requires a Florida Supreme Court justice to be a member of the Florida Bar for at least ten years. DeSantis named Francis to the court in May but said she would not be sworn in until Sept. 24 when she reached ten years of membership with the Florida Bar---but the Supreme Court ordered the governor to name a new justice by Monday.
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Darren Soto Leads Letter Calling for Statewide Mediation Programs as Foreclosure, Eviction Moratorium Ends

Soto led a letter to Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady on the matter which several Democrats in the state congressional delegation signed. 

Gwen Margolis, First Woman to Serve as Florida Senate President, Dies at 85

Margolis, the first woman to lead the Senate and the last Democrat to date to do so, spent more than four decades in Florida politics. 
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Conservatives Back Ron DeSantis Naming Two New Justices to Florida Supreme Court

On Tuesday, DeSantis announced that South Florida Judge Renatha Francis will take the seat held by former Justice Robert Luck who was named to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit by President Donald Trump. Francis will start her new duties in September due to state law requiring justices be members of the Florida Bar for at least ten years.
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Ron DeSantis Offers Second State of the State Address as Legislature Begins Regular Session

"Well, in this season of opportunity, we can say there is more out there to achieve for our state – and there is no reason why we can’t seize this moment and deliver for the people of Florida."
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Florida Doesn’t Make Top 10 Judicial Hellholes But It’s on the Watch List

Bill Herrle, the Florida executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), weighed in on the report on Wednesday when he spoke at Small Business Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee, noting “Floridians lose out on billions of dollars in income, and over a hundred thousand jobs are lost each year due to lawsuits.”

Senate Confirms Two Conservative Florida Supreme Court Justices to Federal Bench

The U.S. Senate approved President Donald Trump’s nominations of two members of the Florida Supreme Court as federal judges.
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Florida Has One of the Worst Lawsuit Climates in the Nation, Study Shows

On Wednesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) released a study placing Florida 46th out of 50 states when it comes to lawsuit climate and placing Miami as one of the ten worst jurisdictions in the nation. ILR showcases its annual “Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States” which was conducted by the Harris Poll.
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