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.
Trial Begins In Dispute Over Former Speaker's Legal FeesA trial began Thursday to determine whether former House Speaker Ray Sansom deserves to be reimbursed for almost $1 million in legal fees from a failed corruption case, with attorneys for the former lawmaker and the state arguing over whether he was involved in a deal that ultimately ended the case.
2014 Roundup: A Year Of Change And StabilityIn some ways, the state of Florida has remained remarkably stable over the past year.
Records Show Broad Effort To Funnel Maps Through Public The Florida Supreme Court released records Tuesday that gave more insight into an alleged plan by Republican political consultants to funnel maps through the public.
Court Keeps Arguments Over Redistricting Docs Open Florida Supreme Court officials announced Thursday oral arguments about whether a Republican consulting firm's records should have been used in a recent redistricting trial will not be closed the public.
Detzner: No Special Congressional Elections Until 2015Proposed special elections in the seven congressional districts redrawn by the Legislature earlier this week would have to wait until at least spring of next year, Secretary of State Ken Detzner's office said in a court filing Friday.
Legislature Makes Final Redistricting Argument A coalition of voting-rights groups failed to prove during a recent trial that congressional districts drawn by lawmakers in 2012 violated constitutional standards for redistricting, according to a filing by attorneys for the Legislature.
Mystery Figure In Trial Disavows Redistricting Map Just before a judge cleared the courtroom so a GOP operative could testify in secret, lawyers for groups challenging the Legislature's 2012 congressional map revealed Thursday that a man associated with the plan denied he had anything to do with it.
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."
Court: Redistricting Documents Should Remain Secret