Pundits are continuing to fault a proposed constitutional amendment for judicial term limits in Florida (see Gavel Grab). At the Vero Beach Press Journal, attorney Mark Miller says the proposal does not promote highly qualified senior judges, has not been well thought out and does not make sense.
It is not at all clear why sponsors of the proposal believe it is needed, writes Miller, vice president of the Martin County Bar Association, given that Florida voters have an opportunity every six years to remove a judge from the intermediate appellate or state Supreme Court bench.
“Those who have proposed to amend the Florida Constitution do not appear to have given this change the kind of thought and consideration that the people of Florida deserve,” he concludes.
Meanwhile, Ramon A. Abadin, president of The Florida Bar, has a commentary in The Tallahassee Democrat about an interim report of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice. His op-ed is headlined, “Florida Must Fill the Civil Justice Gap.”