Three cheers for Sandy D’Alemberte, his wife, Patsy Palmer, and Jim Apthorp for filing the Blind Trust lawsuit with the Florida Supreme Court as reported in the May 15 article, Target: Blind trusts, like Scott’s. When Floridians voted for Gov. Reubin Askew’s Sunshine Amendment in 1976, placing it in the Florida Constitution, the objective of transparency was clear to everyone. It was a nonpartisan vote of the people and applies to candidates from all parties, be they Democrat, Republican or Independent. How egregious for a partisan Legislature to try to circumvent the Florida Constitution and a vote of our citizens. My regret is that the late Gov. Askew could not be with us to voice his support; not on a partisan basis, but because the Sunshine Amendment was so emblematic of honest governance and everything he stood for.
Merrett R. Stierheim, Miami