A Republican-sponsored proposal to give the GOP-dominated Legislature more control over Florida's court system has been defeated at the polls, reports the Associated Press. The vote Tuesday for Amendment 5 was defeated by a margin of nearly two to one: 63 percent opposed, 37 percent in favor. All state constitutional amendments need at least 60 percent to pass.
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new & notable May 23, 2013
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new & notable May 20, 2013
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