In his inaugural address, newly sworn-in Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R, pledged to fight judicial activism, declaring that “the Constitution, not the judiciary, is supreme.”
DeSantis, a former congressman and member of the House Freedom Caucus, took the oath of office Tuesday in front of Florida’s historical Old Capitol. In his speech, he pledged to keep Florida’s taxes business-friendly, protect the environment, and support vocational and technical training education.
Inheriting the responsibility of nominating replacements for three liberal state supreme court justices who are vacating office due to term limits, DeSantis said that the judiciary must be limited.
I say to you: judicial activism ends, right here and right now. I‘ll only appoint judges who understand the proper role of the courts is to apply the law and Constitution as written, not to legislate from the bench. The Constitution, not the judiciary, is supreme. #FLinauguration
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantisFL) January 8, 2019
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