The Florida Legislature and a coalition have agreed to a schedule for a Leon County judge to determine whether lawmakers’ second attempt to draw a map complies with the state Constitution.
A bitterly divided Florida Supreme Court threw out eight congressional districts Thursday in a long-awaited ruling, ordering the Legislature to redraw the lines within the next 100 days.
Officially, as of Tuesday, there will be 85 days left until the Legislature returns to the Capitol for committee meetings and 203 days left until the 2016 legislative session begins. But even as a special session to deal with the state budget finally came to an end Friday, there were questions about whether another session might become necessary this year.
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.
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.
Florida’s top election official is recommending that the state hold special elections for Congress next year, even though that may violate federal law.
Florida Legislators returning to the state Capitol are facing the task of redrawing the state’s 27 congressional districts.
A Florida judge is holding a hearing Thursday to decide when the state’s congressional districts will be redrawn.
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.
A Florida judge ordered congressional districts to be redrawn after ruling that the Florida Legislature illegally drew them.