The federal racial gerrymandering case that upended the Jacksonville City Council’s district map, proving the city had segregated voters on the basis of race for decades, has finally ended.
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Jacksonville City Council approves redistricting settlement after racial gerrymandering ruling
The Jacksonville City Council agreed to pay $100,000 and accept the plaintiff’s district map after losing five times in federal court.
City lawyer files legislation to settle Jacksonville City Council redistricting case
Jacksonville’s general counsel filed a bill that would mean the City Council would give up its fight against civil-rights plaintiffs in its federal racial gerrymandering case.
Jacksonville pauses redistricting map appeal after City Council asks lawyers to settle
Jacksonville may finally at long last be ready to settle the claims that the City Council racially gerrymandered its council and School Board district maps.
Jacksonville drops appeal of redistricting ruling, will continue to fight court-ordered map
Jacksonville has dropped its appeal of a court ruling finding the City Council had segregated voters by race, announcing in a motion it would focus its efforts instead on fighting a federal court’s remedial map.
Appeal fails to overturn Jacksonville’s court-ordered City Council map
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the city of Jacksonville’s attempt to stay a court-ordered council district map.
Court changes residency requirement for Jacksonville City Council districts ahead of March elections
A federal court has agreed to waive part of the Jacksonville charter’s residency requirements for City Council candidates ahead of the March elections.
Jacksonville asks court to waive residency requirement for City Council candidates
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.
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.