Florida Supreme Court nominating panel delays meeting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A state panel has delayed a conference
call meeting on Gov. Charlie Crist's request for a more diverse
slate of nominees to fill an opening on Florida's highest court.

The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission canceled the
meeting set for Sunday and rescheduled it for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

It wasn't immediately clear why the meeting was postponed.

Crist asked the panel for more diversity after he eliminated the lone Hispanic finalist by appointing him, instead, to an appellate court.

That left four non-Hispanic nominees.

The commission can send the governor up to six names.

The seven-member high court currently has no Hispanic justices.

One justice is black and two are female.

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