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Scott to select new circuit judge


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Three candidates are being considered by Gov. Rick Scott to replace a retiring Fifth Judicial Circuit Judge.

Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens is retiring this fall, and Circuit Judge Anthony Tatti is transferring from Hernando County to Marion County to fill her seat.

The Judicial Nominating Committee submitted three names for Scott's consideration late last month: Thomas R. Eineman, a divorce and family law attorney in Spring Hill, John E. Napolitano, a private attorney in Spring Hill, and Hernando County Judge Donald Scaglione.

Derek Schroth, chair of the Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, said he expects the governor will make a selection by the end of October.

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