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Crist Appoints New Supreme Court Justice

October 1st, 2008 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist announced his second selection to the states highest court today. Crist appointed appellate judge Rickey Polston to replace retiring justice Kenneth Bell. Polston has served seven years on Floridas First District Court of Appeals. He teaches law at FSU and has adopted six kids. Crist will appoint two more justices over the next few months. He said hes looking for scholars and people of faith to fill those positions.

The Florida Supreme Court will be a diverse group of individuals, scholars, people of great integrity and compassion who care deeply and as Mr. Polston just expressed a sense that the people come first and they serve them and first and foremost God. And I hope thats what the supreme court will be, said Crist.

Crists first two selections were both white men. Crist says he hopes more women and minorities seek the two remaining spots.

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