Crist's FL Court Diversity Request Rejected

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Crist on Monday asked the 5th District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission to reconsider the six names it sent him because none of the nominees is black.

The commission's chairman wrote Crist on Thursday that after
more deliberation the panel would resubmit the same nominees
because they are most qualified, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

A Crist spokesman had no immediate comment Friday.

The 10-member court in Daytona Beach has no black judges. One of
three retired judges who serve in part-time capacity is black.

It is one of five appellate courts around the state.

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