The Florida Supreme Court is refusing to hear a lawsuit over the state’s blind trust laws.
Blind trusts have been used over the years by public officials to hide their assets from themselves in order to avoid conflict-of-interest allegations. The lawsuit claims those trusts are unconstitutional and the issue now goes to a circuit court. Former FSU President Sandy D’Alemberte filed the case on behalf of the late Governor Rubin Askew’s chief of staff.
“We obviously believe blind trusts cannot be full and public disclosure, which the constitution requires," D'Alemberte says.