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Scott appeals ruling, says he wants decision before McCollum gets cash



Republican candidate for governor Rick Scott wasted no time Wednesday and immediately filed an appeal of Federal Court Judge Robert Hinkle's decision to deny his request for an injection of Florida's public finance law.

He also asked for the fast-tracked ruling since the state is scheduled to cut a check to McCollum by Aug. 6, a week after Scott files his expense report which is expected to show he has exceeded the $24.9 million spending cap.

Today, attorneys for Secretary of State Dawn Roberts and Attorney General Bill McCollum filed motions against the expedited ruling suggesting instead that Scott file his initial brief in the appeal on July 23 and Roberts and McCollum could respond by Aug. 3. Both argue that no oral arguments are needed. Download Roberts response to Motion to Expedite; Download Scott's appeal

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:13am]


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