Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Government

Florida Appeals Court Overturns Ruling on DeSantis Redistricting Map


From WWW.THEEPOCHTIMES.COM

A Florida appeals court ruled Friday to reinstate a redrawn congressional map that Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed ahead of the 2022 midterm elections after it was struck down by a lower court judge on May 11.

DeSantis sought to redraw the north Florida district of Democratic U. S. Rep. Al Lawson, arguing the district was gerrymandered based on race and unconstitutional. DeSantis also said his map is neutral on race, The Hill reported.

Lawson’s district links black communities over 200 miles from Jacksonville to Gadsden. The district would, if redrawn, change from being almost half black to between 12 and 25 percent black, according to local media.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Florida has until the June 13 to 17 qualifying period for federal office to finalize its redistricting maps.

DeSantis in March vetoed two of the GOP-controlled Legislature’s proposed congressional district maps. After that, the GOP-dominated House and Senate, instead of drawing new maps, asked DeSantis to do so.

But on May 11, DeSantis’ map was struck down in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court.

Leon County Circuit Court Judge Layne Smith said DeSantis’ map was “unconstitutional under the Fair District Amendment … because it diminishes African Americans’ ability to elect the representative of their choice,” the Florida Phoenix reported.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Criti… (Read more)

Comments
Advertisement

Trending

You May Also Like

Government

From DAILYCALLER.COM As some members of his party are quietly wondering whether he’s the right person to run for president in 2024, President Joe...

Fox News

Fox NewsMon, July 4, 2022 8:28pmURL:Embed:Authorities provided an update on the shooting that took place in Highland Park, Illinois, as the suspect remains at...

Fox News

Fox NewsMon, July 4, 2022 8:28pmURL:Embed:The panel reacted to the far-left’s push to boycott the Fourth of July in response to the abortion ruling....

Government

From WWW.CBSNEWS.COM Six people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, and around two...

Fox News

Fox NewsMon, July 4, 2022 7:28pmURL:Embed:Rep. Michael Waltz. R-Fla., shares his thoughts on the city of Orlando, Florida apologizing for ‘inflammatory’ July 4th post....

Government

From WWW.FOXNEWS.COM WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: Authorities have identified a potential person of interest in the Highland Park, Illinois, 4th of July parade shooting as...

Government

From WWW.BUSINESSINSIDER.COM * Two top election officials in Yavapai, Arizona, abruptly quit their jobs. * They said they were leaving after threats from Trump...

NewsMax

Newsmax TVMon, July 4, 2022 6:28pmURL:Embed:At least five people were killed and 16 wounded in a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in...

Fox News

Fox NewsMon, July 4, 2022 6:28pmURL:Embed:Lt. Col. Dave Hamilton gives life lessons after fighting in World War II. #foxnews Advertisement Subscribe to Fox News!...

Government

From THEHILL.COM HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday,...

Advertisement