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Attorneys defend the JNC



A group of 25 attorneys has written a letter to JNC Supreme Court chairman Robert Hackleman supporting their work. The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, which met via a phone conference two weeks ago, at Gov. Charlie Crist's request, to consider submitting more Supreme Court finalists.

They attacked a letter written last week by a group of 17 high-powered attorneys criticizing the JNC selection process, saying, "their lawyerly cloak is a thinly-veiled attack on the underlying substance, namely the most recent nominee added to the list sent to the Governor for consideration."

The pro-JNC letter was signed by a group that included Rep. Darryl Rouson, Mac Stipanovich, Chuck Hobbs, legal adviser to Florida NAACP, Raquel Rodriquez,former legal counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush, and lobbyists/attorneys Wilber Brewton, Fred Karlinsky,  Adam Babington and Mark Delegal, among others.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:11pm]


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