TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A measure that would give Gov. Rick Scott even more influence over the judicial branch has cleared a House panel.
The House Judiciary Committee cleared the bill (HB 971) by a vote of 14-4 on Thursday.
The measure would allow the governor more control over judicial nominating commissions. Each of 26 commissions consists of nine members appointed by the governor but the Florida Bar gets to recommend four of the nine. (Read Full Article Here)