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• The Florida Supreme Court is ordering the Legislature to redraw eight congressional districts in a decision that stands to recast nearly every district in the state.
Singled out in the high court’s decision Thursday is Rep. Corrine Brown’s district, which snakes from Jacksonville to Orlando. Read More »
• State lawmakers will need to draw new congressional maps for next year’s elections. That’s after the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s congressional districts violate a constitutional amendment that prohibits gerrymandering. Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown, whose District 5 stretches from Jacksonville to Orlando, called the ruling “flawed.” Read More »
• Floridians will vote Tuesday in two congressional districts ruled unconstitutional by a Tallahassee circuit judge. The districts in North and Central Florida likely will face more litigation, but primary elections results are expected to stand. Winter Garden Republican Dan Webster’s District 10 and Jacksonville Democrat Corrine Brown’s District 5 were ordered redrawn after Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled they favored Republicans. Last week Judge Lewis affirmed the Legislature’s newly drawn map but found there’s no time to implement it for 2014. Aubrey Jewett, a professor of political science at the University of Central Florida, says even if the state Supreme Court takes up the issue it’s unlikely to order special elections in congressional races. “Because these are federal … Read More »