The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 111
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 111

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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1114 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 3, 1968 . yAAAAAAAAAAAA HUlCT 1 L B3 VIE M NOW SERVING AS AN APPELLATE JUDGE IN THE FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL, INCLUDING PALM BEACH COUNTY rn JUST SUPRE OF THE JUU STATE OF FLORIDA-GROUP 2 REPUBLICAN ENDORSEMENTS: "Our choice for State Supreme Court, Judge David L. McCain" SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE ; Tiif'- J f F .f I - f f - " ! i -: I : ' - p- J I r f TV- I' f ' 1 r'-l r. ll 1 1 ) Mr r r I 1 If1' I : '' W - I 1 lit ' ? i i QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CANDIDATES: EXPERIENCE AS APPELLATE JUDGE JUDGE McCAIN: YES OPPONENT: NONE JUDICIAL TEMPERAMENT JUDGE McCAIN: Believes in right lo dis-sent and disagree but to respeet and obey law and order. ""The Editorial Board of the Mi. ami News recommends the foN lowing judicial candidates for election on November 5:" "State Supreme Court, Group 2, Judge David L. McCain, a Fort Pierce resident, currently sits on the" Fourth District Court of Appeal. He was formerly a City Attorney for Fort Pierce. Judge McCain impressed tbe editorial Board with bis judicial philosophies and bis wide knowledge of legal affairs. We think be would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice." . - MIAMI DAILY NEWS OCTOBER 17, 1968 "Best Qualified" ST. PETERSBURG TIMES 1 x- OPPONENT: ". . . told members of tbe Sanford Kiwanis Club that protest and dis-obedience is necessary in a democracy just like it is necessary in business." Orlamlti Srnlincl Sept. 12, 18 I. 5 tion for the public, and resulting in speedy justice and greater convenience to litigants and attorneys. The type of opinion a judge prepares is important. It should have brevity, precision and readability, thereby making clear the basis for any holding. Accordingly Judge David L. McCain respectfully submits that he does not seek the office of Justice on the Florida Supreme Court as a forum for political expression. Rather that he seeks the challenge and responsibility of what is perhaps one of the most difficult jobs that exists being impartial and unbiased in dispensing justice. Because he believes so profoundly and enthusiastically in recognition and respect for the law, he can exercise that type of judgement and temperament all people desire to see prevail in our state's court of last resort. Judge David L. McCain's judicial philosophy is that of a constitutional conservative, meaning that judges should interpret the law - not try lo make it. Inherent changes in law are a function of the legislature where amendatory processes are available. At the same time, judges must not shirk their judicial responsibility to measure, interpret and bring the law to a higher state of resolution and practical application. This can he accomplished without being in the nature of judicial legislation. Among the foundation stones of our judicial system and civil society is our established and basic law governing the sanctity of citizenship, legality of contractual agreements and prescribed methods of treating crime and imposition of punishment. Judge David L. McCain is convinced that our laws are still the greatest weapon with which lo strike down w rongdoing and lo reveal and punish crime. This is why our Florida Supreme Court must stand as the bulwark against any abuse of our society. Laws and their application should protect not only the rights of the accused, hut also the rights, lives and properties of the innocent and thereby the security of our state as a whole.' Turning more specifically to the Supreme Court Judge David L. McCain submits the following: Judge David L. McCain is interested in clearing any clogged court dockets, wherever and whenever they exist. Only by prompt trial and disposition on appeal can the protection assured all people by the law be achieved. Judges can be assigned from one court to another to help ease the caseloads of busier courts. Appropriate steps could be taken to have the Supreme Court sit from time to time, in the more populous areas of the State, resulting in edifica llLllCT dJiilll iiulllOJ ILd MMllk mm just eg the sop wm m $ REPUBLICAN 2 STATE OF FLORIDA GROUP PULL LEVER 5A Pd. Pol. Adv. kick A k iiirkii:

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