FACT Files Public Records Request with Florida Supreme Court
Updated: Mar 19, 2019
Today, FACT continues to investigate in Florida. FACT filed a public records request with the Floria Supreme Court seeking emails from two Justices.
Last week FACT's Executive Director, Kendra Arnold, called for two Florida Supreme Court Justices to recuse from a judicial selection case before the Court due to their overly political temperament and bias:
“Judicial temperament that includes threatening lawyers short and long-term as Justice Labarga has done, attacking other public officials in the midst of a political campaign as Justice Pariente has done, and now attacking members of the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission, destroys public faith in the courts. Such behavior betrays that certain judges are biased and the citizens of Florida cannot get a fair shake, much less justice, before certain judges.
Both Justice Labarga and Justice Pariente have exhibited behavior that should disqualify them from hearing the case brought by politically motivated organizations who want to prevent the governor from filling vacancies on the Florida State Supreme Court. Moreover, Justice Pariente has previously expressed her opinion that she did not want the governor to make judicial appointments – the very issue in the case before the court. Both justices should immediately recuse themselves from this case as they have demonstrated a bias against the governor.”