Constitutional Judiciary Committee
The charge of the Constitutional Judiciary Committee is to consider various methods of strengthening Florida’s judiciary and maintaining its independence, including but not limited to, possible changes in state constitutional or statutory law. Among specific issues of likely consideration the committee will explore potential changes in the composition and appointment of our state’s judicial nominating commissions, money raising options to endorse candidates supporting judicial independence, as well as other reforms.
Benchmarks activities available online
The Constitutional Judiciary Committee's Benchmarks activities are available for download on line:
- Amending the Florida Constitution and the role of the courts.
- Judging candidates for judicial office.
- Understanding what makes a law "constitutional."
- Getting beyond labels in discussing courts and controversial cases.
- Interpreting what laws mean.
- Testing your knowledge of what's in the U.S. and Florida constitutions.
Register for a free Benchmarks seminar at Fall Meeting
Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education is civics education for adults – presented in an engaging and fun format that leaves participants wanting more, as noted by recent attendees:
“All excellent and very informative.”
“Awakened my knowledge of the Constitution.”
A seminar to teach attorneys how to make Benchmarks presentations will be held Friday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 till 10 a.m. at the Tampa Airport Marriott. Register by emailing: Susannah Lyle – email@example.com. Questions: (850) 561- 5669
|Deborah Michelle Sisco||Chair||Tampa||2016|
|Sacha Dyson||Vice Chair||Tampa||2016|
|Michelle Renee Suskauer||Board Liaison||West Palm Beach||2016|
|Arlene Evon Acord||Tampa||2017|
|Augustus Davis Aikens, Jr.||Tallahassee||2016|
|John James Bajger||Fort Lauderdale||2017|
|J Clancey Bounds||Maitland||2017|
|Karl Andrew Burgunder||Oviedo||2016|
|Edward John Carbone||Tampa||2016|
|Rafael Angel Castro, III||Miami||2017|
|Antony Derrick Constantini||Tallahassee||2016|
|Angela Cote Dempsey||Tallahassee||2017|
|Karla D Ellis||Tallahassee||2017|
|Alan Orantes Forst||West Palm Beach||2016|
|Thomas D Graham||Miami||2017|
|Kenneth Joseph Joyce||Fort Lauderdale||2017|
|Regina Ann Kardash||Clearwater||2016|
|Linda Marie Leali||Miami||2016|
|Seth Eric Miles||Coral Gables||2016|
|Thomas Powell Whitaker, Jr.||Bradenton||2016|
|Carl Tucker Williams||Boca Raton||2016|