Chief Justice Marshall Would Have Known How To Handle Miami Lakes Case

September 3, 2014Articles Miami Herald

Michael Pizzi, the former mayor of Miami Lakes, has filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court to force Gov. Rick Scott to order him reinstated after his acquittal on public corruption charges. The petition should be rejected, and the court can look to one of the most famous constitutional decisions in our country’s history for guidance on how to resolve this potential political crisis.

More than 200 years ago, as John Adams was completing his presidential term after having been defeated by Thomas Jefferson in the national election of 1800, Adams appointed hundreds of what were called “midnight appointees” to positions in the federal government.

Click here to view the full article.