Florida's next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a decision with major implications in this year's gubernatorial campaign.
The court's one-page ruling Monday says "the governor who is elected in the November 2018 general election has the sole authority to fill the vacancies" triggered by those mandatory retirements.
The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Florida branch of the League of Women Voters and Common Cause.
Read it at FLORIDA SUPREME COURT -
Can you guess the kind of justices
Governor Gillum will appoint?
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