Florida judges approve redistricting map for state legislature

By Nathan Hale (March 3, 2022, 8:59 PM EST) – Florida took a step towards completing its redistricting process on Thursday, as the Florida Supreme Court ruled that new maps drawn by the Senate and the State House for their own districts are valid, but more controversy may be forthcoming regarding the still pending Congressional map.

The justices called the Florida legislature’s reassignment as being in “an unusual position” before them, with the Florida Constitution requiring them to hear challenges to its validity, but this year’s process produced no challenges for the first time since the state allowed direct challenges in court in 1968.

Nonetheless, the court said the state constitution still requires it…

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