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JNC submits six names to Charlie Crist for Morris’ replacement on the bench

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The Sixth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted six names to Charlie Crist for him to fill a vacancy created by Robert Morris’ elevation to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. County judges Paul Levine and Dorothy Vaccaro, Nat Kidder, up-and-coming lawyer Todd Miller, uber-connected straight shooter Tom Minkoff, and Belinda Lazzara, a partner of JNC chair Peter Meros.

Crist has sixty days to make a selection.

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