Saturday, March 19, 2011

Florida state House wants to give Gov. Scott more power to choose court judges

TALLAHASSEE A move to restructure the Florida court system, giving more power in choosing judges to Gov. Rick Scott, moved forward in the state House Thursday despite objections that the bills are an attempt to take control of the state judiciary.

“This is a very scary thing – we’re supposed to have separation of powers,” said Rep. Marty Kiar, D-Davie, during debate on one of three bills that passed through a House committee Thursday.

“These amendments are direct infringements on what’s supposed to be a separate branch of government.”

St. Petersburg Times

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