Florida Supreme Court rules proposed greyhound racing ban will appear on ballot

Published on 9/7 by Katie Santich

The Florida Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Amendment 13 — a proposed ban on greyhound racing — can appear on the November ballot.

The 6-1 ruling overturned a lower-court finding that the amendment's wording amounted to "trickeration."

“This is a very strong repudiation of the lower court,” said Carey Theil, executive director of GREY2K USA, which has led the fight against greyhound racing. “The industry used that ‘trickeration’ nonsense for a month. That dies today.”

The court ruled that “a reasonable voter” could understand the amendment and its impact.