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During Supreme Court interview, Larry Metz discloses he has Parkinson’s

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The third round of interviews of Florida Supreme Court applicants on Monday brought several revelations, including state Rep. Larry Metz’s disclosure that he has Parkinson’s disease. Metz, a Yalaha Republican, shared his diagnosis with members of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission at the end of his interview. “I don’t think it’s an issue,” Metz told the panel, adding he is not on medication for the condition. “But I did not want to not mention it.” Parkinson’s is a “chronic…

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Federal prosecutor applies for state Supreme Court

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A federal prosecutor has become the fourth applicant for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court. Roberta J. Bodnar, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Middle District of Florida, filed on Tuesday, according to Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Bodnar, who works in Ocala, was admitted to the Florida bar in 1993, the same year she graduated from the University of Florida’s law school. The Middle District stretches from Fort Myers north through Jacksonville. A. Lee Bentley, III is…

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