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Oral arguments set for Amendment 8 battle

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September

Lawyers for the two sides battling over whether Amendment 8 should appear on the Nov. 2 ballot will get their chance to convince the Florida Supreme Court in two weeks.

Oral arguments have been scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 6. Each side gets a maximum of 20 minutes to make its case.

For those who haven't been paying attention, the Legislature pushed Amendment 8 onto the ballot, hoping to relax the mandates of the 2002 class size amendment. The Florida Education Association argued that the ballot language was misleading and asked a circuit judge to remove it.

The judge ruled against the FEA, which appealed to the high court. It's now too late to pull the measure from voters, but the FEA is asking to halt the vote from being counted.

See our past coverage here for more details.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 4:12pm]

    

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