Justice Barbara Pariente- Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary

Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente spoke on the “Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary”

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, together with NCJW, ACLU, and the Women’s Foundation, hosted Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente at a luncheon at Atlantis Country Club on April 23, 2017.  Justice Pariente spoke eloquently about the role of the court and the importance of an independent judiciary.  After completion of her prepared remarks, she took time to answer several questions from the audience of more than 125.  She explained the difficulty of separating her personal opinions from the rule of law in order to reach rulings in everything from death penalty cases to whether proposed ballot language for citizen initiated constitutional amendments is lawful.  Her remarks were interesting, intelligent and informative.