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Howard Troxler: Legislature wants to saw off judicial branch



Times columnist Howard Troxler on the Legislature's latest efforts:

Why do we need three branches of government, anyway? What an old-fashioned idea, that they should serve as a check and balance on each other!

Nope. If you get elected governor of Florida, or if you have the most votes in the Legislature, you should be able to do whatever you want. To the victor, you know.

And so not surprisingly, for its next trick, the Legislature this year intends to play 52-card pickup with the judicial branch of Florida's government.

Read the entire column here.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 19, 2011 8:03pm]


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