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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.

[Last modified: Monday, March 7, 2011 10:02am]


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