The Florida House today passed a measure that would impose term limits on state Supreme Court and appeals court judges. Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo issued the following statement on behalf of the Florida Access to Justice Project:
“Today’s vote is yet another in a series of attacks against the courts for doing their job and striking down unconstitutional actions by the legislature. We hope the Senate takes a more responsible approach and doesn’t continue to move this dangerous proposal forward.
“This resolution is nothing more than petty political retribution on the part of leaders in the Florida House who resent the court for doing its job and acting as a check on their abuse of power.
“We don’t need to limit the terms of the judges on our highest courts. What we need is experienced, seasoned jurists, and we need to keep politics out of our judicial system.”