The city of Jacksonville asked a federal court on Wednesday to waive a requirement that City Council candidates live in their districts for six months before qualifying.
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Jacksonville will appeal court-ordered City Council district map
The Jacksonville City Council has told the city’s lawyers to fight the latest redistricting ruling by asking a federal court to stay its earlier order requiring the city to implement a map drawn by civil-rights activists.
Court rejects Jacksonville council districts, orders city to use plaintiffs’ maps
A federal court rejected for a second time the Jacksonville City Council’s redistricting plan, finding that the new plan passed by the council didn’t fix the racial gerrymandering that led the court to strike down a prior map.
Federal court delays Jacksonville City Council redistricting ruling until Monday
U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard issued an order late Friday saying she would not rule on which Jacksonville City Council map to allow until Monday at the earliest.
Jacksonville redistricting process raises questions of Sunshine Law violations
City staff held a flurry of back-to-back meetings just a few days before the maps ever came to light. Courts have viewed repeated private meetings ahead of a big decision suspiciously in light of the state’s Government-in-the-Sunshine law.