Fla. Group Gives ‘F’ Grades to Three State Court Justices

Tuesday, 11 Sep 2012 07:16 PM

By Todd Beamon

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A Florida watchdog organization has given failing grades to three state Supreme Court justices facing merit retention votes in November.

Restore Justice’s “2012 Merit Retention Report Card” gave the marks to Supreme Court Justices Barbara Pariente, Peggy Ann Quince and R. Fred Lewis. The Tallahassee-based group based their evaluations on the justices’ decisions on such issues as homeowner’s rights, healthcare, education, criminal justice — even frivolous lawsuits.

The justices face merit retention votes on Nov. 6. Floridians will decide whether to keep those justices, and 15 appellate court judges, for another six years.

“Our voter’s guide is the product of nearly two years of research into their decisions, dialogue with legal experts and insiders and discussion among concerned voters,” said Jesse Phillips, Restore Justice’s president. “We are very excited that, for the first time in the history of the state of Florida, citizens will have a real source of information about the rulings the Supreme Court has made on issues important to families and taxpayers.”

The organization also is touring Florida discussing the scorecard and other issues of interest to voters before the election, Phillips said.

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