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DeSantis Has List of 11, Vows to Choose Three Conservative Justices

November 28, 2018 - 6:00am

With a chance to create a solid conservative majority on the Florida Supreme Court, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis on Tuesday received a list of 11 nominees to fill three upcoming vacancies on the state’s highest court.

Weekly Roundup: All Eyes on Florida

November 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis

With flashbacks to the 2000 presidential election, Florida was again ground zero this week for a vote recount with national implications.

DeSantis Win Paves Way for Conservative Court

November 7, 2018 - 3:45pm
Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis’ narrow win in Tuesday’s election for governor will bring an unprecedented expansion of conservative Republican power in Tallahassee.

Scott, Nelson Locked in 'Toughest' Campaign

November 3, 2018 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson are heading into the final days of the most-expensive Senate race in Florida history, with the campaign characterized by a relentless barrage of negative advertising.

Through mid-October, Scott, the outgoing Republican governor, had raised about $69 million for his Senate campaign, according to the Federal Elections Commission. Nelson, a Democrat seeking his fourth term in the Senate, had raised $28 million.

Early Voting Success Means Florida Might Have Escaped 2012's Long Lines at the Polls

November 2, 2018 - 6:00am
Some in Miami-Dade waited more than 5 hours to vote in 2012

A lengthy ballot was one of the factors that caused long election-day lines in 2012, when Florida voters faced 11 proposed state constitutional amendments.

Scott Fights Back, Moves for Joint Appointments to the Supreme Court

October 31, 2018 - 4:15pm

In another move in a closely watched case, Gov. Rick Scott is asking the Florida Supreme Court to allow him and the newly elected governor to jointly appoint three justices to the state’s highest court.

Now LWV, Common Cause Want Supreme Court to Extend, Widen Justice Selections

October 30, 2018 - 6:00am

The application process for three upcoming vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court should be extended until at least early January, according to new legal arguments.

Weekly Roundup: DeSantis, Gillum Drop the Gloves

Weekly Roundup: Political Winds Blowing

October 20, 2018 - 6:00am
Gov. Scott on his way to Mexico Beach

The fierce winds of Hurricane Michael disrupted life in the Florida Panhandle and could be an equally disruptive force in the 2018 general election.

Florida Supreme Court Hands Selection of Next 3 Justices to New Governor

October 15, 2018 - 5:45pm

The next governor, and not Gov. Rick Scott, has the authority to appoint three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday.




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