Day 2 of Florida’s redistricting trial spotlights expert testimony, alleging Gov. DeSantis intervened with racial bias in the Legislature’s mapmaking.
A Florida redistricting trial kicked off Tuesday as federal judges probed whether Gov. Ron DeSantis discriminated against Black voters.
Florida judge rules against Gov. DeSantis’ redistricting, boosting electoral power for Black voters in Jacksonville. Fast-tracked appeals expected.
A Florida judge signaled uncertainty over Ron DeSantis’ congressional districts after lawyers admitted redrawn districts may violate the state constitution.
This morning, the state of Florida will square off with voting-rights plaintiffs in Tallahassee in a high-stakes battle over the constitutionality of protections for Black voters.
If Ron DeSantis gets his way, Florida courts would go further than the U.S. Supreme Court and open the door to Florida’s case being used to dismantle minority voting protections.
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.
The Jacksonville City Council agreed to pay $100,000 and accept the plaintiff’s district map after losing five times in federal court.
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 may finally at long last be ready to settle the claims that the City Council racially gerrymandered its council and School Board district maps.