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Amendment 5: Power grab or needed reform?

After years of clashes with the Florida Supreme Court, the Legislature is asking voters for more power over the state's judicial branch.

Voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to approve the controversial Amendment 5, which would give lawmakers authority to confirm Supreme Court justices selected by the governor, view complaints against justices as soon as they are filed, and more easily override court rules.

Titled "State Courts," the amendment is among the most contentious on the November ballot, with supporters arguing it would improve court oversight and accountability. Opponents characterize the proposal as an attempt by legislators to politicize the courts and intimidate justices who have struck down new laws as unconstitutional.

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