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Florida Court Denies ACLU’s ‘Foreclosure Docket’ Petition

Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has denied a petition brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleging that the state's special ""mass foreclosure docket"" established to help clear Florida's case backlog doesn't allow homeowners an opportunity to defend their homes against foreclosure. The case before the appellate court was viewed as a pivotal one by the advocacy group, although state legislators did not renew funding for these special courts for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, which begins in July.

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