Redistricting

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

GOP Leaders Want To Redraw Districts After Fall Elections

Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday they do not plan to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down Florida’s congressional map but want lawmakers to be able to redraw the disputed districts after this fall’s elections.

07/15/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Florida’s Political Landscape Upended With Ruling

One day after a landmark legal ruling, some people are question whether the change to Florida’s political landscape will have an impact on other states’ drawing their congressional districts.

07/11/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Court Admits It Was Wrong To Intervene In Redistricting Trial

A highly unusual statement came out of the 1st District Court of Appeal Thursday on the drawing on new political maps.

06/19/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

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.

06/13/2014

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Final Witnesses Expected In Florida Redistricting Trial

A trial which challenges whether Florida legislators followed the law when drawing up new political maps for congress is expected to come to an end this week.

06/03/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

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.

05/28/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Voting Groups Can Use GOP Operative’s Documents In Lawsuit

Overturning 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.”

05/27/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Court: Redistricting Documents Should Remain Secret

(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 […]

05/22/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House Aide: Giving Maps To Consultant Was ‘A Mistake’

An aide to former House Speaker Dean Cannon admitted Tuesday that he made a mistake by secretly feeding redistricting plans to a Republican political consultant in 2012, but denied that the arrangement tainted the redrawing of the state’s congressional districts.

05/20/2014

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Florida House Speaker To Testify In Redistricting Challenge Trial

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford is expected to testify Tuesday in a high stakes trial which could decide the future of of the state’s congressional districts.

05/20/2014

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