Florida Amendment 5: Supreme Court
Take a closer look at the proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution before you vote.
Amendment 5: State Courts
This amendment would require that Supreme Court justices appointed by the Governor to be confirmed by the Senate. It also enables the court to repeal a rule through a simple majority instead of requiring the two-thirds majority vote that is now in place. In addition, it would give the Florida House of Representatives the ability to review all files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
Opponents, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, say the amendment would weaken the state’s judiciary in favor of the legislative branch while taking away powers from the Governor.
Supporters say the measure would add more accountability and efficiency in the court system.
For complete wording of the amendment, visit the Florida Division of Elections online.