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(l-r) Carl W. Tobias, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and a scholar on federal judicial selections, former Chief Justice Barbara J. Pariente, who sat in the Florida Supreme Court, and Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, partner at Holland & Knight in Miami. Courtesy photos (l-r) Carl W. Tobias, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and a scholar on federal judicial selections, former Chief Justice Barbara J. Pariente, who sat in the Florida Supreme Court, and Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, partner at Holland & Knight in Miami. Courtesy photos

U.S. congressional leaders in the sunshine state have appointed seven people to the federal judicial nominating commission in the Southern District of Florida. The members of this commission will evaluate and recommend candidates for vacant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal and federal judgeship positions within Florida.

But Carl W. Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law and a scholar on federal judicial selections, said there was a potential roadblock to the power the recently announced commission members would have.

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Michael A. Mora

Michael primarily covers litigation in South Florida for the Daily Business Review. You can contact him by email: [email protected]

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