The voting-rights groups who brought the original lawsuit, including Black Voters Matter, want the Florida Supreme Court to lift the stay and urge elections officials to continue down the path of preparing for either version of a congressional map while the high court decides on a full appeal.
A Florida appeals court reinstated the congressional map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, staying a lower court’s order while the state’s appeal continues.
Florida’s department of state asked election officials Tuesday to be prepared to implement either a court-ordered map or the original map signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
A Tallahassee judge lifted a stay in a Florida redistricting lawsuit, ordering election officials to begin using a map that preserves a Black congressional district in North Florida. The new map, drawn by a Harvard professor, only affects the North Florida congressional districts, re-instating a Duval-to-Gadsden 5th Congressional District to protect Black voters’ ability to […]
A 2nd Judicial Circuit Court judge struck down Jacksonville’s congressional districts in a ruling against Florida’s redistricting process.
Workers at Jacksonville Starbucks shops in San Marco and Mandarin voted to join Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union. They are the second and third Starbucks stores where workers have formed unions in Florida, after a Tallahassee store unionized last week. A fourth store, in Miami Springs, also voted to unionize […]
Civil-rights groups sued Jacksonville for allegedly racially gerrymandering its City Council districts in its new redistricting plan.
Voting rights groups and individuals suing Florida over its congressional maps asked a Tallahassee court to block new Northeast Florida congressional districts that would make it harder for Jacksonville’s Black voters to elect their preferred candidates.
A new lawsuit alleges Florida’s redistricting plan, passed Thursday on a party-line vote, will reduce Black voting power in North Florida, Orlando and the Tampa Bay area and that the map was drawn to favor Republican candidates.
While Democrats staged a sit-in and led chants, the Florida Legislature approved Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional map, which will further Republican gains and eliminate a Black ability-to-elect district in Jacksonville.