TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit, filed by a former aide to the late Governor Reubin Askew, challenging a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust.READ MORE: FIU Ranked First Among Florida Public Universities
The court did not rule on whether the law is constitutional, instead three judges with the 1st District Court of Appeal concluded that there was no “controversy” that required a ruling now.
Jim Apthorp, former aide to the late Democratic Gov. Askew, filed the lawsuit. He says letting politicians use a blind trust violates constitutional requirements of full financial disclosure.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava In DC To Discuss Gun Violence With President Biden
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has used a blind trust. He dissolved it last summer and disclosed his finances before qualifying for the ballot.
The appeals court said since no one had a blind trust, there was no legal reason to consider the lawsuit.MORE NEWS: Missing Child Alert Issued For Pembroke Pines Teen Sanura Domond
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