Restore Justice 2012 has learned that Rep. Scott Plakon, per a story first reported on SaintPetersBlog, requested that Gov. Rick Scott launch an investigation into the series of events that transpired at the Supreme Court on Friday, April 20.
In the letter sent to the Governor, concern was expressed by Rep. Plakon that “Florida law may have been violated by the Justices” when “an official court proceeding” was interrupted so that “at least three different court system employees” could “prepare and file campaign documents”. Florida law prohibits state employees from working on campaigns during normal working hours.
In response to this development, Restore Justice has issued the following statement:
“We respect Rep. Plakon’s desire that the law be followed by all regardless of status or position. If the letter of the law was not followed in the events that transpired on April 20th, it would not be the first time a Florida Justice flirted with the strict boundaries of the Constitution or state law. This whole ordeal illustrates the problems that inherently arise when activist judges selectively uphold the law when it is convenient to their agenda, and ignore or rewrite it when it’s not. We encourage every Floridian to investigate the actions, judicial philosophy and rulings of Justices Pariente, Quince and Lewis, and to cast an informed vote this November.”
H/t to the Florida Political Press.