Chairman of judicial nominating committee resigns, accuses Gov. DeSantis of 'invading autonomy' of nominating process

TALLAHASSEE -- The chairman of a judicial nominating committee has resigned because he believes Gov. Ron DeSantis and officials in his office have "invaded the autonomy" of the process of selecting judges in Florida.

Alan Landman, a Melbourne attorney who chaired the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 18th Circuit, which covers Brevard and Seminole counties, agreed to resign following disagreements over the way a judge was appointed.

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