This week, Gov. Rick Scott rejected an entire list of candidates supplied by the Florida Bar for two judicial nominations.
Florida law allows the governor to appoint individuals to the nine-member commissions; four members from lists suggested by The Bar. Scott can reject the entire Florida Bar list, which he did on Monday with lists for the 15th Circuit and 2nd District Court of Appeal.
“The Florida Bar Board of Governors is disappointed the Governor did not choose any of the nominees that we very carefully screened and vetted, but that is his prerogative and we will be promptly responding to his request,” said Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman in a statement on Monday.