Associate editor at Florida Trend magazine, writing about state politics and business.

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@Jason_Garcia — 6,870 followers, 13,450 tweets

The Alone Together snickerdoodle commercial is gold.
Good thing I didn't write a preview of the Florida Legislature's 2018 session that's already locked in but doesn't publish until next week. 😬
Which means that this battle – which could determine the direction of the court for the next two decades – looks like it will ultimately come down to one person: Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.
And it is clear from the various opinions that that at least three of court’s seven justices – Pariente, Lewis and Quince – all think the incoming governor, not Rick Scott, is who gets the appointments. If one more agrees, it’s over.
But it’s only a temporary victory. The concurring opinions clearly encourage the League – or someone else – to try again the moment the governor initiates the Judicial Nominating Commission process to fill the three coming vacancies.
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