Thursday evening, when the St Johns County Republican Executive Committee holds its last meeting before the November 6 General Election, local precinct committeemen and committeewomen will hear a presentation from Jesse Phillips, Esq., President of Restore Justice 2012; Chairman Harlan Mason says it is a “must see”.
A Florida Supreme Court decision granting Joe Elton Nixon a new trial, after he confessed to burning a woman alive and received the death penalty, was unanimously overturned by the US Supreme Court; however, it has resulted in Phillip’s group, and others, calling into question the competence of Justices Pariente, Quince and Lewis, who are merit retention candidates this year.
“The court invented a way to give a confessed murderer the second chance at life this brutalized woman never had,” Phillips told Historic City News. “Pariente, Quince and Lewis should not defend this decision. They should apologize for it.”
The Justices’ campaigns recently defended the decision, claiming in a statement that they were protecting the killer’s constitutional rights. “Despite his difficult behavior, Nixon was still entitled to his constitutional rights,” the campaigns said.
The meeting and presentation will be held at the Ed DuPont – St Johns County Republican Headquarters in the Westgate Shopping Center located at 525 SR-16 in St Augustine on Thursday, October 11th beginning at 6:30 p.m.