Eric Giunta
Author of Federalist Society report on Florida justices: they ARE activists
By Eric Giunta
October 31, 2012

In an exclusive interview with Sunshine State News, Professor Elizabeth Price Foley of Florida International University College of Law condemns what she insists were "misleading" early media stories on a report she authored on three Florida Supreme Court justices up for retention on the November ballot.

The report — titled "A Review of the Florida Supreme Court: 2000-2012" and published on behalf of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, the nation's premier fellowship of conservative and libertarian lawyers and law students — is being hailed by supporters of the justices as some sort of vindication of their record on the bench. Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince are accused by their critics of being left-wing activists who do not rule in accordance with the principles of originalism, the doctrine that judges ought to interpret law according to its original public meaning.

Foley's report is a review of nine rulings over the past 12 years which she says are among the justices' "most controversial." Foley does say that "there does not appear to be a pattern of unprincipled decision-making by any of the justices of the Florida Supreme Court." However, she goes on to say that "[t]here are ... discernible voting patterns on the Florida Supreme Court and they seem to be based on the general ideological leanings of the justices". . . .

Catch the rest of the exclusive story at Sunshine State News!

© Eric Giunta


The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)


Stephen Stone
'The fervent prayer of the righteous'

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
Flashback: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Cherie Zaslawsky
America’s Hitlerian Henchmen

Michael Bresciani
Buck up world - Your last and worst dictator is approaching quickly

Jerry Newcombe
The Marxist move to cancel Jefferson

Selwyn Duke
The “equality” blues: Feminists cry foul when boys’ netball team wins girls’ tournament

Steve A. Stone
Taking today’s pulse

Jeff Lukens
A cyber-security option for the 2022 elections

Stone Washington
Revisiting the exciting travels of Marco Polo—850 years later, Part II

Judie Brown
Eucharistic madness

Pete Riehm
They really don’t care what we think!

R.T. Neary
Mark A. Milley – another Biden-era disgrace

Curtis Dahlgren
Critical Race "Theory" = "Divide and conquer"

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Since prophecy predicts things will get worse, why engage the culture?
  More columns


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

RSS feeds



Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Bob MacGuffie & Antony Stark
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites