Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

judicial branch

Florida Bar will focus on ‘protecting the courts’ during constitutional revision process

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

The new president of The Florida Bar says the organization is standing by to offer “technical legal” support to the Constitution Revision Commission as it readies to amend the state’s governing document, which could include changes affecting the judicial branch. But Michael J. Higer, a partner in Berger Singerman’s Miami office, won’t say which public proposals already filed he favors—or fears. He assumed the Bar presidency on June 23. “It is too early in the process to focus on any…

Keep Reading

Florida Bar will oppose legislative “override” proposals

in Statewide/Top Headlines by
The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar‘s governing board has decided to oppose legislation that would allow state lawmakers to override court decisions they don’t like. The Board of Governors adopted the stance at its Jan. 20 meeting, according to the Bar News on Tuesday. It also disapproved a companion measure aimed at federal judges who interpret state laws. State Rep. Julio Gonzalez, a Venice Republican, filed the two pieces of legislation (HJR 121, HM 125) in December. Neither has had a hearing in the committee weeks that…

Keep Reading

Legislation would allow lawmakers to override judges’ rulings

in Statewide by

Lawmakers could override court decisions they don’t like under bills filed Tuesday. State Rep. Julio Gonzalez, a Venice Republican, filed two pieces of legislation, one aimed at state judges and another at federal judges who interpret state laws. The first measure (HJR 121) would allow the Legislature to review judicial rulings that declare legislative acts void. If approved in the 2017 Legislative Session, it would allow lawmakers to put the issue on the ballot and amend the state Constitution. That means that if “the…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top