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Former Judge William D. Palmer

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About this Court Position

Candidate Background

Judge Palmer retired from the court in 2018, before this site was created and his official bio has been removed from the court's website. For more information, visit ballotpedia.

  • 2000 - 2018: Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush. Won the retention vote in 2014 by 72.7%, in 2008 by 70.4%, and in 2002 by 69.5%.

This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.

Expected Retirement

This judge is a textualist, who uses an interpretation of the Constitution that is advocated by the Federalist Society.

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* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.