Florida Supreme Court upholds term limits for county commissioners

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Backing away from an earlier ruling, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of term limits imposed on county commissioners. Ruling in cases from Broward and Sarasota counties, a unanimous court reversed its stance in a 2002 case that struck down term limits for Duval County constitutional officers, saying the ruling “overly restricts the authority of counties pursuant to their home rule powers under the Florida Constitution.

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Material from the News Service of Florida was used in this post.

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