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Court asked to force Fla. Gov. Rick Scott to pick lt. governor

12:05 AM, Jan 7, 2014   |    comments
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is being sued over his decision to leave the post of lieutenant governor vacant for nearly nine months.

A Tallahassee lobbyist and political activist on Monday asked the Florida Supreme Court to force Scott to appoint a lieutenant governor within 30 days.

Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned last March after she was interviewed by law-enforcement authorities about work she once did for a charity that was a front for a widespread gambling ring. She has not been accused of any wrongdoing.

In her lawsuit Barbara DeVane contends that Scott is breaking a state law that requires him to appoint a lieutenant governor.

DeVane told The Associated Press she is filing the lawsuit because it's time for Scott "to follow the law and do his job."

Associated Press

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