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Supreme Court upholds Broward County term limits

In a closely watched case, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld term limits for Broward County commissioners. The court, in the case of William Telli v. Broward County, affirmed a ruling by the Fourth District Court of Appeal, which held that a voter-approved limit of three consecutive four-year terms for members of the county commission does not violate the Florida Constitution.

"Broward County's term limits do not violate Florida's Constitution," the court wrote. Telli, a prominent resident of Fort Lauderdale, was represented by William Scherer, a well-known attorney and Republican Party fund-raiser in Broward County.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 10, 2012 11:20am]


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