In recent Florida Supreme Court news, Chief Justice Ricky Polston is applying to become the next president of Florida State University, a position left vacate by Eric Barron who stepped down earlier this year to take the same position at Penn State University. Other candidates for the position include state Senator John Thrasher.  Chief Justice Polston was appointed by former Governor Charlie Crist in 2008, has two degrees from Florida State, and has been an adjunct law professor there since 2003.