Major Legal Battles About To Begin In Florida

Florida in 2021 is already preparing for major legal batles to be fought in the nexxt months.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in February In Florida and Georgia about water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system, which links the two states. Florida contends Georgia is damaging the Apalachicola River and the oyster industry. If Florida is successful, the case could put restrictions on water used by Georgia farmers for irrigation.

Florida Supreme Court justices are investigating a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized marijuana for patients. The case centers on a requirement that the Legislature put in the 2017 law that says medicalmarijuana firms must be able to handle all aspects of the business, including growing, processing and distributing products. Florigrown, a Tama based company contends that was not the intent of the constitutional amendment and that limits the number of companies that can take part in the industry.

The NRA is challenging a Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying rifles. After the Parkland school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott approved the ban on gun purchases by people under 21. The NRA quickly challenged the ban and contends that the law violates Second Amendment and equal-protection rights.

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