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Sat Sep 15, 2018, 01:42 PM

Rick Scott's do-it-yourself guide to rigging a Supreme Court

His time in Tallahassee is coming to an end. Eight years of triumph or shambles, depending on your point of view. And yet, Rick Scott’s legacy may not be written until his final minute as governor.

For several years, Scott has been plotting a judicial coup that could dwarf every other accomplishment or misstep along the way.

On his final day in office, Scott intends to remake the one branch of government — the state Supreme Court — that has eluded Republican control for the past two decades.

Does he have the law on his side? That’s highly debatable.

Does he have a scheme to pull it off? He just might.

To set the stage, three Supreme Court justices face mandatory retirement on Jan. 7, which is also Scott’s final day in office. Should he get to fill those seats, a court that leans 4-3 toward the left would swing 6-1 toward the right.


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Sat Sep 15, 2018, 08:27 PM

1. Great article, very scary scenario for those of us living in FL!

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