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Former ABA head warns of possible danger to judiciary from constitutional panel

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The upcoming Constitution Revision Commission will likely take on the state’s judicial branch, and “the focus will not be on strengthening it,” the former president of the American Bar Association said Tuesday. Rather, retired Florida lawyer Martha Barnett, who was a Holland & Knight senior partner, said she expects an effort to “restrict, narrow and weaken the judicial branch.” “And if that happens, it is to the peril of the life and liberty of the people of this state,” she…

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