May 14, 2014

Gov. Scott's blind trust use targeted by Sunshine lawsuit

An emergency lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Florida Supreme Court raises an election-year constitutional challenge to a law that allows statewide elected officials to place their personal financial assets in blind trusts. The obvious target is Gov. Rick Scott, the first officeholder to take advantage of the 2013 law, but he’s not a defendant. Rather, the lawsuit seeks to prevent Secretary of State Ken Detzner from accepting candidate qualifying papers of anyone who has placed finances in a blind trust.

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