BY BUDDY NEVINS
A case has been filed with the Flordia Supreme Court asking justices to order Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a new lieutenant governor “within a reasonable period.”
The case filed by a lobbyist for the Florida National Organization for Women alleges that the governor has dragged his feet on naming a new lieutenant governor and that “there would be a constitutional crisis if the Governor were to become physically or mentally incapacitated or were impeached.”
Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned in March, 2013, more than nine months ago. It is now “more than seven months since he promised to ‘start looking’ after the legislative session ended,” according to the case.
The link to the petition for mandamus is here: Filed_01-06-2014_Petition_Mandamus