Voter-approved Broward County Commission term limits come before the state Supreme Court

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April 15, 2012


TALLAHASSEE, Florida: On Tuesday, April 10, the Florida Supreme Court heard a case disputing the constitutionality of voter-approved term limits on the Broward County Commission. The case is significant battle over whether or not counties' "home-rule" charters, which define their form of government, can be amended to include term limits. Currently, 20 counties in Florida have these charters. Attorney Bruce Rogow argued before the high court saying, "County home-rule charters do not trump the constitution." Attorney Joni Coffey, arguing in favor of the term limits, countered that the limits reflect the "voice of the people" and therefore, do not violate the state Constitution.[1]

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