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David Rivera seeks to take ethics case to Florida's high court

Former state Rep. David Rivera isn't giving up yet on his attempts to vindicate himself on charges that he broke Florida ethics rules while in office six years ago.

The Miami Republican's attorney, Leonard Collins, filed a request Sept. 8 asking the Florida Supreme Court to take up Rivera's case because, Collins argues, a ruling this summer by the First District Court of Appeal "conflicts" with a 1984 ruling by the Second District Court of Appeal.

The Florida Supreme Court should settle the matter and overturn the First DCA's ruling, Collins argued, in his three-page notice this month to Florida's highest court.

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