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11 Supreme Court Nominees Getting November Interviews

Justice James E.C. Perry
Florida Supreme Court
Justice James E.C. Perry
Justice James E.C. Perry
Credit Florida Supreme Court
Justice James E.C. Perry

Florida’s judicial nominating commission is moving forward with all eleven applicants to replace state Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry.

Justice Perry turned 70 in 2015 and that means he’ll have to step down when his term expires.  He announced in September he’d resign at the end of the year.  Now the judicial nominating commission is in charge of narrowing the field of applicants and submitting three to six names to the governor.  Because nominees must come from the Fifth Judicial District in central Florida there were only 11 total applicants.  The commission has chosen to invite each candidate to interview for the post in November.  This will be the first Supreme Court justice selected by Florida Governor Rick Scott, and it will likely bolster the conservative minority on the bench.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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