Florida amendment makes Supreme Court accountable to legislature…

Florida amendment makes Supreme Court justices accountable to legislature

Bill: CS/HJR7111 (PDF)

Sponsored by the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Eisnaugle, Rep. Gaetz, et al, but defeated in the Nov. 6, 2012 election, CS/HJR7111 is a a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment (Amendment 5) that modifies the Florida State Supreme Court. If approved by voters on November 6, 2012, Amendment 5 will require that the Senate must confirm the governor’s appointed justices; it also authorizes that the Legislature may repeal court rules by a simple majority vote.

Also: “Florida Supreme Court, Amendment 5 (2012)

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