Mr. Trotti filed qualifying paperwork with the Secretary of State to run for a prospective vacancy in the November 2018 election after a judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit submitted his resignation. Governor Scott began the nominating process to fill the vacancy by appointment rather than election. Mr. Trotti filed a lawsuit to stop the Governor arguing the replacement should be elected, not appointed. The trial judge agreed with Mr. Trotti and blocked the governor from moving forward with an
appointment process. Governor Scott appealed, and the First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s ruling. Mr. Trotti asks this Court for review.

Watch more oral arguments from 10/2/18:

Laverne Brown v. State of Florida SC18-323

State of Florida v. Gerald Delane Murray & Gerald Delane Murray v. State of Florida & Gerald Delane Murray v. Julie L. Jones, etc. SC17-707, SC18-334 & SC18-560