Congressional Districts

Senate Wants Outside Expert To Draw District MapSaying the move would save time and money in the search for a constitutional redistricting plan, the Florida Senate has asked a Leon County judge to appoint an outside expert to draw a map of the chamber's 40 districts.
Supreme Court To Consider Changes To Florida's Political MapFlorida's Supreme Court will again take up the issue of the state's congressional districts.
Judge Recommends State Congressional MapLeon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis recommended Friday that the Florida Supreme Court adopt a set of congressional districts proposed by voting-rights organizations.
Lawmakers Submit Three Redistricting Maps For ConsiderationLawmakers have filed three potential maps of the state's 27 congressional districts for a Leon County judge to consider, as the deadline for turning plans into the court approached.
Sen. Bill Nelson Calls For Independent Panel On RedistrictingU.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, has called for the state to form an independent commission to handle legislative and congressional redistricting.
Political Map Battles Brew In Federal CourtThe legal arguments about Florida's political maps continue to mushroom.
New Congressional Districts Taking FireMembers of Congress along with some Florida lawmakers blasted the first draft of a new set of Florida congressional districts.
Florida Legislators Return To Draw New Maps Once AgainFlorida's Republican-controlled Legislature, stung by a harshly worded ruling from the state's highest court, returns to the state Capitol this week for a 12-day special session to draw up new congressional districts.
Florida Legislature To Redraw Congressional Lines In Aug.A nearly two-week special session is going to be held in August so that the Florida Legislature can draw up new congressional districts.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Congressional DistrictsA bitterly divided Florida Supreme Court threw out eight congressional districts Thursday in a long-awaited ruling, ordering the Legislature to redraw the lines within the next 100 days.
Court Orders Redrawing Of 8 Congressional DistrictsThe state's highest court has ordered that at least eight congressional districts be redrawn because they don't meet the requirements that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party.
GOP Consultants Want To Delay Release Of DocumentsA series of emails and documents could expose the role that Republican consultants played in drawing new congressional districts. But a Gainesville-based political consultant doesn’t want to take that chance and asked the Florida Supreme Court Tuesday to delay the release of the documents.
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