|Critics say one of the Legislature’s proposed amendments would protect gerrymandering in Congressional districts.|
The Florida Supreme Court has thrown three proposed constitutional amendments off November’s ballot – all of them passed by the state Legislature.
Amendment 9 would try to prohibit health-care requirements in Florida like those passed by Congress earlier this year. Several scholars questioned whether it would pass constitutional muster.
According to the Legislature, Amendment 7 sought to clarify two other amendments designed to end gerrymandering in Congressional and state legislative districts.
Critics said Amendment 7 would instead nullify the other two. Those amendments remain on the ballot.