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 By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org 

Governor Reubin Askew holds a press conference in 1971 Photo: State Archives of Florid

Governor Reubin Askew holds a press conference in 1971 Photo: State Archives of Florid

The former chief of staff for the late Gov. Reubin Askew filed an emergency petition at the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday challenging the legality of the state’s 2013 blind trust law.

The 27-page petition by James Apthorp urged the court to prohibit the use of blind trusts by public officials to avoid full financial disclosure and invalidate two opinions by the Commission on Ethics that held blind trusts are an acceptable form of disclosure.

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