Howard Troxler on Florida's constitutional showdown
Read Times columnist Howard Troxler's take on the high-speed rail showdown:.
Civics students, take note! We had a constitutional showdown in Florida last week involving all three branches of our government.
Two members of our state Legislature sued the governor, Rick Scott, because he had rejected $2.4 billion in federal money to build high-speed rail.
With dramatic speed, the judicial branch — the Florida Supreme Court — issued a slam-dunk, unanimous decision in favor of the governor. More here.