Backroom Briefing: Corcoran Becomes Friend Of The Court

Backroom Briefing: Corcoran Becomes Friend of the Court

House Speaker Richard Corcoran has been a frequent — and vocal — critic of the Florida Supreme Court’s liberal-leaning majority, which has thwarted the Legislature on issues ranging from worker’s compensation insurance to redistricting.
Corcoran, R-Land O’ Lakes, wants to impose term limits on how long appellate judges can serve, and his chamber is pushing legislation that would require the high court to give an annual report to the House and Senate about how long it takes the justices to rule on cases.
But Corcoran practically gushed when speaking about Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, after the court issued a new …

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