THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
AND THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT HAS SPOKEN .......
The Florida Supreme Court responded this morning to the Governor's 11:57 PM filing by smacking him down "writ of mandamus" style.
Here is the link to the Order.:
Bottom line, every time the Governor and his legal counsel open their mouths, unconstitutional words come out. First, the Governor violated the constitution by not appointing Justice Luck's replacement within the constitutionally required 60 days. Second, he chose Judge Francis, who was constitutionally unqualified to serve (blame the JNC for nominating her in the first place).
The Florida Supreme Court ordered the Governor to pick one of the other seven "qualified" candidates by no later than Monday, September 14, 2020.
Judge Jonathan Gerber (Fourth District Court of Appeal)
Judge Jamie Grosshans (Fifth District Court of Appeal)
Judge Norma Lindsey (Third District Court of Appeal)
Judge Timothy Osterhaus (First District Court of Appeal)
Eliot Pedrosa (executive director, InterAmerican Development Bank)
Judge Lori Rowe (First District Court of Appeal)
Judge Meredith Sasso (Fifth District Court of Appeal)
PUTTING THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE .......
On a somber note, today is the 19TH anniversary of 9/11.
I just got off the phone negotiating with opposing counsel over the resolution of a case. Opposing counsel has been practicing for all of four years. She was 10 years old when our country was attacked on 9/11.
Have a safe weekend my friends.
CAPTAIN OUT .......
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