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Colson Hicks Eidson Partner Roberto Martínez Appointed to the Constitution Revision Commission

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 7, 2017) – Attorney Roberto Martínez, a partner at Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, was selected by Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga to serve on the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The Florida Constitution dictates the creation of the Constitution Revision Commission every 20 years for the purpose of reviewing the state constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Commission is one of five ways that Floridians can amend the state constitution. Under the Florida Constitution, the chief justice selects three appointees for the 37-member commission. Martínez was selected along with Hank Coxe of Jacksonville and Arthenia Joyner of Tampa. The remaining members are selected by the Governor of Florida and the leaders of the state House and Senate with a seat reserved for the state attorney general. According to a press release issued by the Florida Supreme Court of Florida, more than 70 people…
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How Could Judicial Term Limits Hurt Florida?

It takes years of experience to build a judge that is versatile enough to handle the complex nature of the Florida Supreme Court. So why would we limit the time a judge has to gain this experience, and why would we kick a judge that has already gained that experience off the bench? Politics. How Could Judicial Term Limits Hurt Florida? The state’s Supreme Court struck down congressional and state Senate district maps proposed by lawmakers in the legislature. The ruling caused two special sessions to redraw the district lines, and though no one will directly admit it, a new bill may be a direct response to the rejected maps. The legislature has suggested a term limit for judges serving on the Supreme Court of Florida. This new term limit suggestion would replace the current system, which allows Floridians to vote on whether or not a judge retains their seat…
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