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Rubio v. Crist delayed

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December

You'll have to wait a bit longer for the legal showdown between Gov. Charlie Crist and House Speaker Marco Rubio over the gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe. The Florida Supreme Court today moved oral arguments to Jan. 30 from Dec. 12.

Rubio spokeswoman Jill Chamberlin sought to dispel any talk that the schedule change was a defeat for Rubio. "Moving the date for oral arguments to January gives the court time to review deliberately this important case," she said. "The date change has no bearing on how the court will resolve the case. Regardless of what the Dept. of Interior does, our state Supreme Court has the ultimate authority to determine whether the governor validly bound the State to the compact."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:10pm]

    

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