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February 18, 2018

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Less Intervention: Florida's newest Supreme Court justice changes the high court's dynamics

Jason Garcia | 1/26/2018

New Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson has taken a narrower view of which cases the court should hear than his predecessor.

On a Thursday morning in Tallahassee last December, nearly six years after he first took office, Florida Gov. Rick Scott invited reporters to his office to announce his first appointment to the Florida Supreme Court. “I’ve been waiting for this,” Scott said, just before introducing C. Alan Lawson, a veteran appellate court judge from Orlando, as the state’s newest high court justice.

One year later, Lawson, who replaced the retiring Justice James E.C. Perry, an appointee of former Gov. Charlie Crist, has had a subtle but significant impact on the Supreme Court. Lawson, veteran attorneys say, has taken a narrower view of the court’s jurisdiction than Perry did, making the court less likely to take up cases.

ALSO IN THIS ARTICLE: Alan Lawson; E.C. Perry; Crystal Sells; Rafael Yee; Jason Gonzalez

 

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