Florida House Democrats disrupted a session where Gov. Ron DeSantis’ redistricting plan was expected to pass.
The Florida Legislature begins its special redistricting session today with a mandate fto pass Gov. Ron DeSantis’ preferred congressional map, which would maximize Republican advantages.
The Florida redistricting special session will allow Gov. Ron DeSantis to submit his own maps, with the legislature deferring to DeSantis.
Jacksonville attorney Bill Sheppard, who led many civil-rights battles, died Friday.
A judge said former Jacksonville Public Defender Matt Shirk should lose his bar license for one year.
Mayor Lenny Curry signed Jacksonville’s controversial redistricting plan that activists say disenfranchises Black voters by packing them into a few City Council districts.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto came almost immediately after the Legislature finally transmitted its approved Florida redistricting plans.
The Jacksonville City Council approved a controversial redistricting plan that has earned the threat of a lawsuit amid criticism that it disenfranchises Black voters.
Jacksonville City Council will vote tonight at 5 p.m. on its controversial redistricting plan, despite frequent criticism that the map disenfranchises Black voters by packing them into a few districts.
Jacksonville City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly Jackson said claims the city redistricting maps constitute racial gerrymandering are “fraught at best.”