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.
Student Media was counting down the days until the University’s 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety report was released because we knew it would be key to helping us create this week’s theme section.
Pictured below is the cover of PantherNOW’s “Campus Safety” themed magazine, featuring Sam, one of FIU’s police dogs and social media superstars. If you want to read more about what’s in this magazine, click here to read my Editor’s Note.
This year, Student Media is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign led by the United States Department of Labor during October that focuses on raising awareness about “disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities,” according to their website.
Pictured below is the cover of PantherNOW’s “Redefining Disability” themed magazine. If you want to read more about what’s in this magazine, click here to read my Editor’s Note.
Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the United States Supreme Court with a final vote of 50-48 on Saturday, Oct. 6, following a controversial nomination process which included protests and a weeklong FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
Crucial yes votes came from Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.
Without Collins, Kavanaugh’s confirmation would not have been possible after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a possible swing voter, broke from her party and voted no Friday, stating that her conscious wouldn’t allow her to vote yes.