TALLAHASSEE – A request to review a proposed state constitutional amendment that would require state spending on embryonic stem cell research went to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Attorney General Charlie Crist asked for the review after Secretary of State Sue Cobb verified sponsors had collected 10 percent of more than 600,000 signatures needed to get the citizen initiative on the 2008 ballot.
The high court will determine whether the amendment conforms to a requirement that initiatives cover a single subject and if the ballot summary is clear and accurate. The justices did not immediately set a date for oral argument.
The Culture of Death never sleeps. I guess one positive thing is that yesterday we Floridians passed a state constitutional amendment requiring 60 percent of the voters to approve any state constitutional amendments (which passed by 63%).