Jacksonville City Council members received a map proposal this week from the same plaintiffs who successfully argued the city’s previous districts were racially gerrymandered.
Here’s how you could re-draw the Jacksonville City Council district lines after a federal court struck down the last ones as racial gerrymanders.
The Jacksonville City Council will pass new maps by the court’s established deadline, Council President Terrance Freeman said.
The Jacksonville City Council has yet to hold a single redistricting meeting in the week since a court ordered new maps, yet the City Council says it doesn’t have enough time.
The Jacksonville City Council stacked its new redistricting committee with Republicans and hired a prominent conservative redistricting lawyer to appeal a court order finding the council’s districts were racially gerrymandered.
The Jacksonville City Council has decided to appeal a federal court order that found the city had likely racially gerrymandered its district lines.
Jacksonville’s City Council districts struck down as racial gerrymanders in the federal redistricting case.
DeSantis’ move, secretly aided by GOP-linked national operatives, came over the objections of the Republican-controlled state legislature.