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.
A 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
(CBSMiami/News Service of Florida) – An appeals court ruled Thursday that a political consultant’s documents about the redistricting process could remain sealed, potentially throwing a wrench into the case of a coalition of voting-rights organizations […]