“Failure to follow procedural rules” is what it took for a long-standing battle, over the constitutionality of a prison privatization plan, to come to an end. That’s what a Florida appellate court stated Tuesday when a rejected a request by Attorney General Pam Bondi to overturn a lower court’s ruling, which blocked the plan.
As a legal battle to privatize South Florida prisons continues, an appeals court, expected to hear oral arguments next month, has pushed the date back. Sascha Cordner has more.
The First District Court of Appeals originally scheduled oral arguments in the prison privatization suit for June 13th. But, the appeals court recently moved the date to June 27th. Matt Puckett with the Florida Police Benevolent Association says the Attorney General’s office asked for the extension: