Voting Rights Group Files Maps Friendly To DemocratsA coalition of voting-rights groups has unveiled six possible maps for the Florida Senate's 40 districts, setting up a court battle that could boost Democrats' hopes of retaking a toehold in state government now dominated by Republicans.
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.
Coalition Wants Supreme Court To Hear Map Case A coalition that challenged Florida's congressional districts is asking the state's Supreme Court to hear their case.
GOP: No Appeal On Florida Congressional Map Ruling Florida Republican legislative leaders will not appeal a judge's ruling that found some congressional districts unconstitutional but instead warned against redrawing the districts before the November election.
Voting Groups Can Use GOP Operative's Documents In LawsuitOverturning an appellate court ruling, the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a Tallahassee judge to allow a GOP consultant's documents to be considered in a trial about the Legislature's 2012 redistricting effort, a move one justice called "unprecedented."
Supreme Court: Lawmakers Must Testify On New Maps
Fla. Rep. Files Bill Aimed At Ending Common CoreIn the wake of conservative complaints that the nationwide "common core" standards could be the first step toward a federal takeover of schools, a Republican lawmaker has filed a bill meant to stop the initiative in Florida.
GOP Wants Challenge To State Senate Redistricting Map TossedThe Republican-led state Legislature wants a legal challenge to redistricting map of the Florida Senate thrown out.
Voter Advocates Call For Task Force InvestigationA coalition of voter protection groups gathered on the steps of the Miami-Dade and Orange County courthouses Monday urgently calling for an independent task force be created to investigate what went wrong in Florida on Election Day and the early voting period.
Justice Dept. Monitoring Miami-Dade Early VotingDespite calls to extend early voting hours in the state of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has rejected the requests despite reports of record turnouts and long lines of voters at poll sites statewide.
Federal Judge Strikes Down Some Florida Election ReformsA Florida federal judge has struck a blow in the election reform laws championed by Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-led state legislature.
Fla. Congressional Restricting Map Goes To CourtA circuit judge in Tallahassee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a challenge to the Legislature's congressional redistricting plan.