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TALLAHASSEE; Fla. (WTXL)–Some of the greatest controversy this election involving Florida’s Supreme Court justices.
Sandy D’Alemberte, a law professor at Florida State university says he’s in full support of keeping the three supreme court justices on the bench.
“They’re all smart they’re all hardworking and there’s no bases to vote no on their retention,” said D’Alemberte.
This year justices Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince, and Fred Lewis are on the ballot, and it’ll be up to voters to decide if they’re doing a good job. Justices’ positions are supposed to be “un-political.”
But supporters of the justices have argued politics could very well find its way into the election if they are voted out. They say Governor Rick Scott will be allowed to appoint the new justices that may share his political beliefs.
“Unless the judges have done something immoral , unlawful, an unethical they should be retained and i have no reason. I’ve worked with all three of these judges, I’ve agreed with some of their decisions I’ve disagreed with some of their decisions, but they’ve done nothing in my judgment that would warrant them being removed,” said Major Harding, former Florida Supreme Court justice.
In September, the republican party of Florida announced their executive board voted to actively work to remove the justices. Our calls to the republican party of Florida were not returned.
“The attacks that have been made so far have not been very well founded, they’re honestly dishonest attacks for instance they attacked justice Lewis for an opinion that he didn’t sign,” said D’Alemberte.
He says in the end the voters will have the last word.