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Term limits for top Florida judges clears first hurdle

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A push by House Speaker Richard Corcoran to limit how long top judges can remain on the bench is moving in the Florida House. A divided House panel on Thursday approved a measure (HJR 1) that would ask the state’s voters to approve a 12-year term limit for all Supreme Court justices and appeals court judges. If passed by the Florida Legislature it would go before voters in 2018. Justices and appeals court judges currently must go before voters every…

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