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Supreme Court strikes down section of state’s qualifying law

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The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down part of the state’s election qualifying law as unconstitutional, calling it “irrational,” “unreasonable and unnecessary,” and ordered a candidate for City of Miami Gardens mayor to be allowed back on the ballot. The court’s 6-1 opinion reverses a 3rd District Court of Appeal decision, invalidates the city’s Aug. 30 election and means James Wright, a former Opa-locka police chief, can qualify to run anew. State law “tainted the entire Miami Gardens election for the…

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