Judge Set to Hear Supreme Court Election Case
A Leon County judge is set to hear arguments on Aug. 8 about whether a lawsuit looking to toss three Supreme Court justices from the ballot should go forward.
Circuit Judge Terry Lewis has ordered the hearing to consider a motion to dismiss the case by lawyers for Justices Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince and Fred Lewis, who is not related to Terry Lewis.
The judge will also hear arguments on the three justices’ attempts to block the Southeastern Legal Foundation, the conservative group that filed the lawsuit, from carrying out 22 depositions.
The case revolves around whether the justices broke the law by having court employees notarize some of their qualifying papers.