Proposed repeal of Florida’s Blaine Amendment off state ballot — for now

A Florida judge has ruled that language in a proposed repeal of Florida’s Blaine Amendment is ambiguous and misleading, and has ordered the Secretary of State to remove the proposal from the 2012 ballot for now, The Associated Press and St. Petersburg Times are reporting.

But the victory could be short-lived for the Florida Education Association, which challenged the amendment. Although Circuit Judge Terry Lewis found the ballot summary misleading, he’s letting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi rewrite the summary for another review.

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BY Adam Emerson

Editor of redefinED, policy and communications guru for Florida education nonprofit