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.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by TaylorCountyCitizen Location: on Dec 5, 2008 at 03:09 PM
    Wow... Good for them! Hopefully this is a sign that we're progressing towards a colorblind society.
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 35625259 -
Gray Television, Inc.