A plan to split the Florida Supreme Court into 2 divisions failed in the Florida Senate Monday night, but there may still be some big changes ahead for Florida’s highest court.
A plan to split the Florida Supreme Court in two and allow Governor Rick Scott to stack the court with judges favorable to Republican ideals was approved by the House Civil Justice Committee Thursday.
Standing in opposition to GOP Governor Rick Scott and House Speaker Dean Cannon, Senate President Mike Haridopolos reiterated his belief that the pill mill database must stay intact.
A legislative fight is brewing over how to handle pain pill abuse in Florida. House speaker Dean Cannon said he won’t call for a database to track prescription drugs, which sets up a showdown with the Senate.
House Speaker Dean Cannon wants to split up Florida’s Supreme Court into separate panels, one each for criminal and civil appeals.