Eric Giunta
Florida Supreme Court justices gave $30,000 to liberal group opposing conservative colleagues
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By Eric Giunta
March 8, 2013

In the wake of Gov. Rick Scott's appointment of Alan Forst to the Florida 4th District Court of Appeal, Sunshine State News has discovered that state Supreme Court Justices Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince donated nearly $30,000 to the liberal activist group that opposed Forst's candidacy.

"I believe this is the first time in our history that two sitting Supreme Court justices have diverted campaign cash to a group that used the money to attack a fellow Florida Bar member nominated to the appellate court," a former high-ranking government attorney tells SSN. "This action has the potential to undermine the integrity of the merit selection process."

Forst fills the seat vacated by retiring Judge Fred Hazouri, who is Pariente's husband. . . .

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