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Supreme Court candidate interviews will be live streamed

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The Florida Channel plans to live stream the interviews of candidates for an opening on the Florida Supreme Court. The interviews are open to the public, but they will be held in Orlando next Monday, instead of Tallahassee. They’ll be at the offices of the GrayRobinson law firm, where Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission chair Jason Unger is a shareholder. The commission previously voted to interview all 11 applicants for the vacancy on the court created by the December retirement of Justice James E.C.…

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Commission will interview all Supreme Court applicants

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The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission on Monday voted to interview all 11 applicants for a vacancy on the court. The interviews, open to the public, will be held in Orlando Nov. 28, starting around noon and likely lasting through 7 p.m., said Jason Unger, the commission’s chair. The panel held a brief organizational conference call on Monday morning. The interviewees are: — Judge Wendy W. Berger of the 5th District Court of Appeal. — Circuit Judge Alice L. Blackwell of…

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11 apply for Florida Supreme Court

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As of the Friday deadline, 11 people had applied to become the next justice of the Florida Supreme Court.  The last application received was from Circuit Judge Michael Joseph Rudisill of the 18th Judicial Circuit for Brevard and Seminole counties. There, Rudisill replaced James E.C. Perry, now the justice whose December retirement is creating the Supreme Court vacancy. Besides Rudisill, here are the other applicants that will now be considered by the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission: — Judge Wendy W. Berger of the 5th District Court…

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Larry Metz applies for Florida Supreme Court opening

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Republican state Rep. Larry Metz of Yalaha, who face term limits after his current stint in the House, wants to be the next Florida Supreme Court justice. Metz filed Friday morning, the deadline day for applying, said Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. The opening was created by the retirement of Justice James E.C. Perry, who’s leaving the bench at the end of the year. The commission is scheduled to discuss the applicants in a conference call next Monday at…

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Brad King files for Supreme Court opening

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State Attorney Brad King of the 5th Judicial Circuit has applied for the upcoming vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court. King’s application was received Thursday, according to Tallahassee attorney Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. King — the Republican elected chief prosecutor for Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties in Central Florida — is the eighth applicant to replace Justice James E.C. Perry, who’s retiring at the end of the year. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m.…

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Alice Blackwell applies for state Supreme Court seat

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Circuit Judge Alice L. Blackwell of Orange County, originally a Lawton Chiles appointee, is the latest applicant for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court. That brings to seven the number of those who have filed to replace Justice James E.C. Perry. He is retiring at the end of the year. The deadline to apply to the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is 5 p.m. Friday, according to its chair, Tallahassee attorney Jason Unger. Because Perry represented that appellate district, applicants must be from that area:…

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Six applications now in for state Supreme Court vacancy

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Appellate judge Wendy W. Berger and Circuit Judge Michelle T. Morley are the latest applicants for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court. That brings to six the number of those who have filed to replace Justice James E.C. Perry, who is retiring at the end of the year. The latest applications were confirmed by Jason Unger, chair of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Berger, a Jacksonville native, was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach…

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