On August 31, the Florida Supreme Court removed three statewide ballot questions from the November ballot. See this story. The legislature had put all three on the ballot. The Court said the legislature’s ballot descriptions of its measures are fundamentally misleading. One of the measures would, if passed, cancel out two initiatives to provide for a non-partisan commission to draw boundaries for U.S. House districts and state legislative districts. Thanks to Rick Hasen’s ElectionLawBlog for this news.
The Florida Supreme Court also rejected challenges to the two initiatives on redistricting.
The decision rejecting the legislature’s redistricting measures is Florida Department of State v Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches, SC10-1375. The decision rejecting the legislature’s property tax measure is Roberts v Doyle, SC10-1508. The decision rejecting the legislature’s ballot measure to attempt to cancel the new federal health insurance law is Florida Department of State v Mangat, SC10-1527. And the decision upholding ballot placement for the two initiatives on redistricting is Roberts v Brown, SC10-1362.