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TBTimes Editorial: Scott should not play politics on Fla. Supreme Court review

From Tuesday's Tampa Bay Times editorial:

The dust-up over using state employees to finalize election ballot paperwork for the merit retention of three Florida Supreme Court justices is more political jockeying than a legitimate concern over lawbreaking. A conservative legislator upset with the court is exploiting the situation by calling for a criminal investigation. In fact, public employees commonly notarize election documents, and a cursory review should suffice. Gov. Rick Scott should not inappropriately politicize the merit retention election in November by overreacting.

Full editorial here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:32am]


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