Friday, April 29, 2005

Court Refuses To Hear Limbaugh Appeal

The Florida Supreme Court says it won't consider an appeal from Rush Limbaugh. Today's four-to-three order didn't explain the court's reasoning. Limbaugh's attorney argues that an appeals court misconstrued Florida law when it ruled prosecutors could review the records. Prosecutors seized Limbaugh's medical records in 2003 for an investigation into whether he illegally purchased prescription painkillers. Limbaugh hasn't been charged with any crime. He lost at the appellate court level and wanted the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that would open his medical records and possibly allow prosecutors to build a case against him. Limbaugh has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation and argues that the case threatens the privacy rights of all Floridians.