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Scott moves to disqualify Justice Pariente in wake of 'hot mic' comments

TALLAHASSEE - Governor Rick Scott today moved to disqualify Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from the case of League of Women Voters Florida, et al. v. Rick Scott, in the wake of the justice's controversial "hot mic" remarks after the conclusion of oral argument in the case nearly three weeks ago.

Chief justice's hot mic remarks shows 'intent to influence' process of filling SC vacancies, lawyer says

TALLAHASSEE - Following a hearing at the Florida Supreme Court last week over who gets to appoint replacements for three justices whose terms expire in 2019, a hot mic picked up what is described as a troubling exchange between Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and Justice Barbara Pariente.