Florida government creates plenty of jobs — for lawyers

Craig Glaser, right, joins other protesters during Florida Gov. Rick Scott's visit to Nicola's Donuts in Carrollwood on Aug. 3, 2011, near Tampa. It was the first of many planned “workdays,” in which Scott will spend time doing jobs with regular Floridians. Scott’s morning also included a handful of protestors who entered the doughnut shop and took issue with his politics. Scott's office said the governor plans to perform the workdays on a monthly basis. (AP Photo/Tampa Tribune, Jay Nolan)

Craig Glaser, right, joins other protesters during Florida Gov. Rick Scott's visit to Nicola's Donuts in Carrollwood on Aug. 3, 2011, near Tampa. It was the first of many planned “workdays,” in which Scott will spend time doing jobs with regular Floridians. Scott’s morning also included a handful of protestors who entered the doughnut shop and took issue with his politics. Scott's office said the governor plans to perform the workdays on a monthly basis. (AP Photo/Tampa Tribune, Jay Nolan)

When Florida lawmakers decided to pass legislation that made ideological statements about things such as gun ownership, unions and welfare, groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union warned that there would be legal challenges.

Well, the lawyers have indeed been called in. And things haven’t been looking very good for legislators or Gov. Rick Scott.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke blocked a new law that had restricted doctors from asking patients about firearms in the house, much as they might ask about other household risks, such as drugs or pools.

CLICK HERE to read today's complete blog post at fcir.org

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