Wednesday, August 10, 2011

APPELLATE COURT: COUNTY TERM LIMITS HERE TO STAY!

Today the Florida 4th District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that overturned voter-approved term limits in Broward County.

In other words, the courts have ruled that county commissioner term limits ARE constitutional in Florida.

It was expected county term limits would win at the Florida Supreme Court level, but many were worried about the appellate court case because it was looking at a narrower question than home rule. Our fear was that local politicians in term-limited counties such as Palm Beach would try to use an appellate decision to void Palm Beach County's law before it got to the Supreme Court. Two Palm Beach County commissioners announced they planned to do just that. But no more.

To read the decision, go here.

Today marks a great victory for the voters and a loss for professional politicians.

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