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Constitutional review panel cancels committee week

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Citing Hurricane Irma, Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) Chairman Carlos Beruff has canceled the body’s first committee week that was scheduled for Sept. 18-19. Beruff also said he was asking the commission’s Rules and Administration committee to reconsider the proposed Sept. 22 public filing deadline for amendments.

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

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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…

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