Constitutional amendment on privacy piques abortion-rights advocates

Florida Politics by Ana Ceballos November 1, 2017 A proposed amendment to the state constitution tweaking the right to privacy sparked a debate over abortion when pro-choice advocates argued the new language would weaken access to the procedure. The issue
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Fla. Privacy Proposal A Blow To Transparency, Group Says

Law360 by Sophia Morris November 1, 2017 A Florida transparency watchdog criticized a proposed amendment to the right to privacy section of the state’s constitution, warning that the changes could restrict access to public records as the Legislature may be
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Florida’s latest Sunshine bill makes sense, good for public

The News-Press Editorial October 2, 2017 Anytime the Florida Legislature wants to strengthen the state’s Sunshine Law and protect a person’s right to public information, we cheer. That’s because, many times, the lawmakers are trying to weaken what we consider fundamental
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CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Letter in the Orlando Sentinel: “Constitution panel explains the process”

RE: Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas | Orlando Sentinel editorial Constitution panel explains the process – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor November 1, 2017, Orlando Sentinel The Orlando Sentinel editorial, “Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas,” (OrlandoSentinel.com,
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Constitution panel shortchanged public on amendment ideas

Orlando Sentinel Editorial October 27, 2017 Proposing amendments to the Florida Constitution is normally a privilege reserved for state legislators, or for special-interest groups with pockets deep enough to invest millions of dollars into petition drives and gather hundreds of
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Got whiplash? Absurdity rules in Tally

Florida Politics by Joe Henderson November 1, 2017 Stay with me. This one gets a little weird. While you were distracted by the latest the latest episode of “Florida’s Got Dirt,” your First Amendment rights were put in the crosshairs
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State attorney: ‘Hearsay’ not enough to pursue criminal charges over football tickets

Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers October 31, 2017 State Attorney Jack Campbell said he doesn’t have enough evidence before him to open a criminal investigation into City Manager Rick Fernandez accepting football tickets and a discount on his daughter’s wedding reception. “I am
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