Florida Supreme Court rules on bundled amendments

Florida’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling regarding three bundled amendments, ordering that they remain on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections.
This article was published in FIU Student Media’s PantherNOW on Monday, Oct. 22. Feature Image courtesy of Google Earth.

Michelle Marchante/Editor-in-Chief

Florida’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling regarding three bundled amendments, ordering that they remain on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections.

The ruling comes after former Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead and former Elections Commissioner Robert J. Barnas sued the state for allowing the Constitution Revision Commission to place bundled amendments in this year’s ballot.

A bundle amendment will require voters to say “yes” or “no” to two or more topics that may or may not be related.

Their lawsuit alleged that the CRC violated the First Amendment and Section 101.161 (1) of the Florida Statutes when it placed “independent and unrelated proposals” together in Amendments 7, 9 and 11, according to their attorney Joseph Little.

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