Major overhaul of Florida’s circuit court system is advancing despite widespread opposition

Live oaks stand outside the Leon County Courthouse on March 11, 2022. Credit: Michael Moline

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A proposal to redraw Florida’s judicial circuits – profoundly altering the way Floridians interact with their court system and potentially kicking some elected state prosecutors out of their jobs – is advancing notwithstanding widespread opposition by the public and professionals who work in the system.

The Judicial Circuit Assessment Committee, assigned to consider consolidating Florida’s 20 judicial circuits, met for the final time in public on Friday in Tampa. Members are charged with submitting recommendations to the Florida Supreme Court by

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