Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Florida Judicial Selection Contrasted with Missouri, Kansas, etc.
This article, Florida Gov. Rick Scott often rejects Florida Bar's lists of lawyers to nominate judges, shows how the bar's preferences can clash with a governor's. The Florida bar's power to pick members of the Judicial Nominating Commission is checked by the Florida governor. In contrast, the bar in "hard Missouri Plan" states (like Missouri and Kansas) has unchecked power to appoint some members of the nominating commission. In Kansas, the bar picks a majority.