The state is expected to appeal a Florida judge’s decision that a recent congressional redistricting plan violated the Florida Constitution by impeding Black voters in North Florida from electing representatives of their choice.
“The matter of congressional redistricting is RETURNED to Defendants House of Representative and Senate to enact a remedial map in compliance with Article III, Section 20 of the Florida Constitution,” wrote Leon County Circuit Judge J. Lee Marsh in his Sept. 2 order. “The Enacted Plan is DECLARED an unconstitutional violation of the Florida Constitution, Article III, Section 20.”
Equal Ground, Florida Rising joined the League of Women Voters of Florida in suing the state last April in the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Leon County after Gov. Ron DeSantis enacted the Congressional maps into law.