Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins inched closer to a home of their own on Tuesday when the judge presiding over a legal challenge of the financing plan for the team’s new ballpark and other public projects in South Florida ruled that the proposed new stadium serves a “paramount public purpose.”

“The court can only determine whether the stadium, as part of a long-range vision for Miami, as adopted by the commission, satisfies a paramount public purpose with only an incidental private benefit,” Judge Jeri Cohen said. “The answer to that question is clearly yes.”

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