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State will appeal judge's prison-privatization order

The state of Florida will appeal a judge's decision striking down a prison privatization plan as unconstitutional. Minutes before 5 p.m. Monday, Attorney General Pam Bondi released a notice of appeal filed with the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee -- this after a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott said earlier in the day that an appeal would not be filed.

The state is appealing a Sept. 30 decision by Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Fulford, who ruled that the Legislature unconstitutionally created the prison privatization plan by attaching it to the Department of Corrections in so-called proviso language rather than as a stand-alone piece of legislation.  

-- Steve Bousquet


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This only reinforces the fact that you simply cannot believe a word our State CEO, oops I mean Governor says..... Pink Slip Rick


Typical, republicans like Alexander, Haridopolos, and Bondi are tools for the private prison industry. They will stop at nothing for their corporate buddies to eat pork while the taxpayers pay for it. Everyone knows private prisons scam the state.


This is the most wreckless legislature ever in power - corrupt for corporations. Perhaps now the high courts will rule all this proviso is unconstitutional and establish good precedent. How perfect and ironic - the likes of Haridopolos, Alexander and Rick Scott who are all crooks bilking the system actually end up
fixing it. Who said two wrongs don't make a right.

Robert Jenkins

Wait, wait; can now I be sued to get back the brib... I mean political donations back? Just like the judge from PA.; will I end up behind bars?Will I get to choose my cell mate? Let it be Bondi and I'll plead guilty!!! Please not Rick, he might like it.

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