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Scott trails Crist, Bush in appointing black judges



Florida Gov. Rick Scott is on a pace to appoint fewer African-American lawyers to judgeships than either of his two most recent predecessors, Charlie Crist and Jeb Bush. After more than two years in office, Scott has appointed 91 judges; six are black, and three of them are obscure judges who handle cases involving claims by injured workers.

Scott is an avowed opponent of "judicial activism." So was Jeb Bush, but records from the governor's office show that blacks had nearly twice as much chance of being appointed to the bench under Bush than under Scott. The full story is here

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:03am]


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