NAACP wants committee to reopen Supreme Court nominations after final applicant list fails to include any African-A…


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The Florida NAACP is unhappy that the final list of proposed justices for the state Supreme Court presented to Governor-elect Ron DeSantis this week does not include any African-Americans, and is calling on the committee that reviews applicants to reopen the nominating process.

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission sent a list of 11 nominees to DeSantis on Tuesday. None of the 11 are black, though there were six such applicants out of the original group of 59 who applied back in September.

Justice Peggy Quince is currently the only African-American on the Supreme Court, but she and two other justices – Barbara Pariente and Fred Lewis – are slated to retire in January because they have reached…

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