Florida redistricting

Florida seeks an end to the constitutional challenge over its congressional redistricting

The state has urged the Florida Supreme Court to decline to take up a challenge to the constitutionality of its congressional redistricting plan.

Florida Supreme Court justices say that there is no need to consolidate courts

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday said it did not find a need to consolidate judicial circuits.
Florida redistricting

Florida continues its fight over redistricting in federal court

Voting rights groups are challenging Florida's congressional redistricting plan in separate lawsuits in state and federal courts.
Florida redistricting

Some appeals court judges seem skeptical of voting rights groups’ claim that Florida’s congressional districts are unconstitutional

An appeals court weighs the constitutionality of a congressional redistricting plan that Florida's Ron DeSantis pushed through the Legislature.
Hillsborough County's suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren

Andrew Warren calls judicial consolidation “a naked power grab by Tallahassee and the Republican leadership”

Andrew Warren calls a plan to merge court circuits "a naked power grab by Tallahassee and the Republican leadership" in Florida.
Florida redistricting

Updated: Florida takes aim at judge’s ruling that its redistricting is unconstitutional

Attorneys for Florida argued that its redistricting plan eliminating a Black-majority district abolished a “race-based electoral monopoly.”
Florida redistricting

Arguments set in Florida’s redistricting appeal

A court will hear arguments Oct. 31 in Florida's appeal that a congressional redistricting plan violated the Florida Constitution.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 27, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Congressional redistricting trial For thirty years, North Florida had a district where African-American voters could elect their preferred candidate to Congress. The removal of the region’s black opportunity district is the focus of two ongoing...
Florida redistricting

Claim of racial discrimination is a key as trial starts over Florida congressional redistricting

Attorneys for voting-rights groups told federal judges that an overhaul of a North Florida congressional district in 2022 was motivated at least in part by racial discrimination and violated the U.S. Constitution.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Tues., September 26, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

FL congressional map trial A federal trial over the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional map gets underway this morning in Tallahassee. Civil rights groups and voters argue that the map was intentionally drawn to discriminate based...
Florida redistricting

A ruling on Florida’s congressional redistricting is sought by November 22

Attorneys for both sides want the 1st District Court of Appeal to rule in Florida's congressional redistricting fight by Nov. 22.
Florida redistricting

A federal court will hear arguments that new Congressional districts in Florida are racially discriminatory and unconstitutional

The state has appealed a circuit judge’s ruling that its congressional redistricting violated the Florida Constitution; another battle is in federal court.

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