TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida House Republicans are bringing back a bill to give Gov. Rick Scott more influence over the state's judicial branch.
A House panel on Wednesday is expected to take up a measure that gives the governor more control over judicial nominating commissions. Those boards screen judicial applicants and recommend to the governor who should be appointed to the bench.
Each of the 26 commissions consists of nine members appointed by the governor but the Florida Bar gets to recommend four of the nine.
The proposed House committee bill would allow the governor to fire any or all of his own appointees on any judicial nominating commission at any time.
A similar bill passed the House last year but the contentious measure died in the state Senate.
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