Saturday, March 19, 2011

Move to Reshape Florida's Courts Advances With Backing of House Speaker

From The Ledger.com
By Lloyd Dunkelberger
LEDGER TALLAHASSEE BUREAU 
Published: Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:40 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:40 p.m. 
 
"TALLAHASSEE | With the backing of House Speaker Dean Cannon, a House panel on Thursday advanced a package of measures that would dramatically reshape Florida's appellate courts, including splitting the Florida Supreme Court into two courts and requiring all appellate judges to face a confirmation vote in the state Senate.  The moves drew criticism from some judges and The Florida Bar, the legal group that represents the state's 90,000 lawyers, but also had support from some business groups, including the Florida Chamber of Commerce.  More.

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