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ATRA: Florida is No Longer a Judicial Hellhole
The American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) released its annual Judicial Hellholes report, and for the first time in a long time, Florida is no longer on the list of offenders. "Thanks to the leadership of...
Ron DeSantis Once Again Names Renatha Francis to Supreme Court
At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Judge Renatha Francis to the Florida Supreme Court. Francis’ appointment fills the vacancy of former Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson, who...
A.B. Stoddard: Biden Must Condemn Violence Threat to Supreme Court
Last week 19 children and their two teachers were slaughtered in a Texas classroom, one week after 10 grocery store shoppers were gunned down in New York because of the color of their skin....
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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