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Supreme Court refuses to take up blind trust suit

Florida Supreme Court
Posted at 12:03 AM, May 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-22 00:03:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Supreme Court is kicking back down a challenge to a state law concerning elected officials' finances.

The high court is refusing to hear the challenge to the one year old law that allows officials to place their assets in a blind trust, instead of reporting them individually.  Justices ruled unanimously to send the suit back down to a circuit court.

 Plaintiffs are contending that the law violates the Sunshine Amendment of 1976, but attorneys with the Florida Legislature argue the law is constitutional.

Currently, Governor Rick Scott is the only elected official in Florida using a blind trust.  A spokesperson for Scott's campaign says the Governor will "comply with whatever the courts decide."