Center for America

State Supreme Court Profile

 
 

 

Florida

Analysis prepared for the Center for America by the American Tort Reform Association

Supreme Court

Composition: 5 Justices Appointed by Chiles, 2 Justices Appointed by Bush

  • Restrained

___ Democrats    ___ Republicans   ___ Independent

  • Activist

___ Democrats    ___ Republicans   ___ Independent

  • Neutral

___ Democrats    ___ Republicans   ___ Independent

Selection

Merit selection through nominating commission followed by retention election

Type of Election

* General Election  X Retention

Ballot Information

 

  • Party affiliation

* No  * Yes

  • Incumbency status

* No  * Yes

Election Cycle

* 2005  X 2006

Current Justices standing for reelection / retention

 

Barbara Pariente

__ Restrained     X   Activist   ___ Neutral

Fred Lewis

__ Restrained     X   Activist   ___ Neutral

Peggy Quince

__ Restrained     X   Activist   ___ Neutral

Name:

__ Restrained   ___ Activist   ___ Neutral

Position of the Court majority on legal reform

__ Favors    X Opposes   __ Mixed

 
 

 

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