Pat Bainter

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.
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.
Supreme Court: Release Redistricting DocumentsThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a Republican political consultant's efforts to keep his redistricting records private, promising to give the public its first glimpse of documents that helped lead to the state's congressional districts being thrown out this summer.
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.
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.
GOP Consultant Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Block Records Release A Republican consultant trying to keep hundreds of pages of redistricting-related documents secret is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the release of the records in the latest twist in a legal battle over Florida's congressional districts.
Court: Redistricting Documents Should Remain Secret