This Article discusses the concept of judicial independence, the political nature of the courts, and efforts to insulate the courts from the ordinary politics engulfing the popularly elected branches. It reviews Florida's political history and changing political landscape. It traces the development of the state's judicial selection processes and ties them to current legislation being considered. It concludes by discussing the likely consequences of the efforts to diminish the insulation the the Florida courts enjoy from the politics of the day.
Drew Noble Lanier and Roger Handberg,
In the Eye of the Hurricane: Florida Courts, Judicial Independence, and Politics,
29 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1029
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