Arguing that the measures would violate First Amendment rights, an attorney for two plaintiffs urged the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court ruling that would block three proposed constitutional amendments from going before voters in November. Attorney Joseph Little filed a 50-page brief last Friday after Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office last week requested that the Supreme Court allow the ballot measures to move forward. The Supreme Court has not said whether it will hold oral arguments in the case, which stems from ballot proposals approved this year by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission.
Little represents former Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead and another plaintiff, Robert Barnas, who contend that the Constitution Revision Commission improperly “bundled” unrelated issues into single ballot proposals.
They argue the measures would violate the First Amendment rights of voters, who could have conflicting opinions about issues in single ballot proposals.