Redistricting Ruling Could Come Next WeekAfter closing arguments in a three-day hearing over the shape of the state's congressional districts, a Leon County judge said he will try to choose a map to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court next week.
House Map-Drawers Defend Congressional DistrictsLegislative aides who drew a map of congressional districts backed by the state House defended the plan in court Thursday, even as they conceded that other alternatives might also be good maps or have positive qualities.
Judge To Sort Out Congressional District Map MessLeon County District Judge Terry Lewis will try and sort out the political mess left due to squabbling over the state's 27 congressional districts at a trial this week.
Trial To Be Held On New Florida Congressional DistrictsA judge is set to take up the new Florida congressional districts at a trial.
Justices Send Redistricting Battle To Lower CourtAfter lawmakers failed last month to agree on a congressional redistricting plan, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday sent the issue back to a circuit judge who will try to piece together a map that meets constitutional requirements.
State's Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Back To Lower CourtThe Florida Supreme Court has sent the state's battle about congressional redistricting back to a lower court.
Justices Asked To Order Redrawn Congressional DistrictsThe Florida Supreme Court should order a third draft of the state's congressional districts to fully eliminate illegal gerrymandering, attorneys for groups that have challenged the map argued Wednesday.
Florida Legislature Defends New DistrictsThe Florida Legislature is sharply defending a new Congressional map it drew up during an August special session.
In Shadows Of Redistricting Ruling, Senate Case LoomsAmid the congressional redistricting lawsuit and its possible effect on elections, there is a similar fight over the state Senate's map.
Florida Judge Approves New Map, Allows Elections To Go Forward A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state's congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.
Lewis Says He Will Rule On Districts 'As Quickly As I Can'Lawmakers did everything they were required to do in response to a Leon County judge's decision last month to strike down two congressional districts, attorneys for the Legislature told the judge Wednesday in the latest round in a long-running legal fight about the state's political lines.
Judge Considers Redrawn Florida Congressional MapAfter hearing three hours of testimony and arguments Wednesday, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is weighing whether to accept a new version of congressional districts approved by the Legislature during a special session earlier this month.