Redistricting Ruling Could Come Next WeekAfter closing arguments in a three-day hearing over the shape of the state's congressional districts, a Leon County judge said he will try to choose a map to recommend to the Florida Supreme Court next week.
Justices Send Redistricting Battle To Lower CourtAfter lawmakers failed last month to agree on a congressional redistricting plan, the Florida Supreme Court on Friday sent the issue back to a circuit judge who will try to piece together a map that meets constitutional requirements.
State Senate Given Deadline For Redistricting ResponseThe Florida Supreme Court has given the state Senate until the end of the week to respond to move by the House that would allow a circuit judge to consider congressional redistricting plans from both legislative chambers and other parties in a long-running lawsuit.
House Takes Redistricting Fight To CourtThe House headed to court Monday as the next step in a heated battle with the Senate over how to redraw Florida's 27 congressional districts.
Florida Rep. Opposes Redrawn Congressional DistrictsA Florida Representative is trying to stop state lawmakers from redrawing her congressional district saying it would deny political representation for African-Americans.
No Clear Roadmap Yet On Senate DistrictsAfter reaching an agreement this week with voting-rights groups, Florida lawmakers face the chore of going into special session in October to redraw Senate districts.
Redistricting Hearings Requested, Turned DownFacing political uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling, 15 U.S. House members sent a letter this week to Florida legislative leaders calling for redistricting hearings across the state.
Florida Judge Approves New Map, Allows Elections To Go Forward A Leon County judge upheld a second draft of the state's congressional districts in a decision issued Friday, but shelved the new map until after the November elections.
Lewis Says He Will Rule On Districts 'As Quickly As I Can'Lawmakers did everything they were required to do in response to a Leon County judge's decision last month to strike down two congressional districts, attorneys for the Legislature told the judge Wednesday in the latest round in a long-running legal fight about the state's political lines.
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.
Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge's ruling.
Special Session To Draw New Maps BeginsLawmakers are back in Tallahassee Thursday for a special session to draw a new map for the state’s congressional districts.