Judge says Issue 1 will 'close courthouse doors'

by David Showers

Retired Supreme Court Justice Annabelle Imber Tuck said Issue 1 would allow special interests to rewrite rules of pleading, practice and procedure currently within the Supreme Court's remit...

"Rule making will become a process of political wherewithal, basically money," she told The Sentinel-Record last week. "Regular people are not going to have that power, because we're not going to contribute to campaigns in terms of big money. It would be who has the money to lobby at the Legislature for a rule.

"If you're going to make the political process the way you determine due process, the tilting of the scales of justice will grow in favor of those with resources."