Category Archives: Redistricting

Florida Supreme Court Justices Sued Over Qualifying Papers and Procedure

On June 25th two private citizens represented by the Southeastern Legal Foundation filed suit against the three Florida Supreme Court Justices runing for retention election this year. The Justices are required to face the retention election in order to remain in office and were required to … Continue reading

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Circuit Court Rejects Challenge to Congressional Redistricting – For Now

Order Denying Motions for Summary Judgment Unlike the redistricting of state legislative districts, there is no automatic review by the Florida Supreme Court of the Legislature’s redistricting of congressional districts.  Challenges to congressional redistricting can, however, be made by filing … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Makes No Objection to Redistricting Plans

Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the U.S. Department of Justice must review Florida’s redistricting plans for congressional and state legislative districts. On April 30, 2012, the DOJ issued this letter indicating that it had no objection to Florida’s redistricting … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court Approves Senate District Map

In a 5-2 decision the Florida Supreme Court on April 27 2012 approved the legislature’s second attempt to redraw the state senate district map. The court previously rejected the senate map, forcing the state legislature to reconvene to redraw the … Continue reading

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Redistricting Litigation Update

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on April 20, 2012, on whether the legislature’s state senate map passes muster under Florida’s Fair Districts Amendment.  The Supreme Court previously rejected the senate map, but approved the legislature’s house map.  If … Continue reading

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