|DATE:||December 15, 2017|
|TO:||USF & NRA Member and Friends|
|FROM:||Marion P. Hammer|
|USF Executive Director|
|NRA Past President|
The Florida Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit against Governor Scott. This action keeps Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from having to recuse herself or resign -- as ethics surely required. If you recall, we put out alerts calling on Justice Pariente to either to recuse or resign.
The article below explains more.
STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS (LUNCH EDITION): THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
SUPREME COURT DISMISSES CASE ABOUT APPOINTING JUSTICES
Saying the issue is not “ripe,” the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit about whether Gov. Rick Scott or his successor should appoint three new justices in January 2019.
Scott contends that he has the authority to appoint replacements for three retiring justices as he leaves office in 2019.
But the League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause filed a lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to find that Scott's successor has the appointment power.
The Supreme Court, however, issued a four-page majority ruling Thursday that declined to decide the issue, saying in part that until “some action is taken by the governor, the matter the League (of Women Voters) seeks to have resolved is not ripe.” The News Service will have a full story later Thursday.