September 28, 2015

Legislative Report (September 28, 2015)

Florida’s Redistricting Case-Back to Court

The Florida Supreme Court on Friday sent the congressional redistricting case back to the trial court, although the justices did not block the Legislature from meeting in another special session to resolve the issue,

The case ended up at the state;s highest court after the House and Senate failed to pass a new congressional map in a two-week special session last month. Lawmakers had been forced into the session by a July order from the Supreme Court, which found eight of 27 districts violated the state constitutional prohibition against drawing lines to favor incumbents or political parties. Read More

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