Bench Memos

Did Gov. Crist Sell Judgeships?

The Washington Times reports that a former fundraiser for Charlie Crist is accusing the former Florida governor of selling judicial appointments while he occupied the statehouse. “For certain contributions, people were appointed to the bench,” claims attorney Scott Rothstein, who was recently sentenced to fifty years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme.  Crist denies the allegation.  Rothstein’s charge comes as Crist is preparing to challenge incumbent Florida Governor Rick Scott (R).  Although Crist was a Repubican when he served as Governor before, he is now running as a Democrat.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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