| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:43 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:57 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The voting-rights groups that sued to block Florida's congressional maps in 2012 are once again arguing lawmakers thwarted the will of the people.
The League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and other plaintiffs in the ongoing legal...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 10:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back...
| Aug 24, 2014
As Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature was shutting down after redrawing the boundaries of two gerrymandered congressional districts, House Reapportionment Committee chairman Rep. Richard Corcoran was crowing gleefully to reporters: "If that's a...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:48 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The authors and critics of Florida's re-drawn congressional map were back in a courtroom Wednesday haggling over the same seat that sparked their two year legal fight: the African-American-leaning district of Rep. Corrine Brown, D-...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:50 AM
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge held a hearing on Wednesday to review new congressional maps drawn by the legislature in a lawsuit over gerrymandering by Republican leaders, raising the possibility of election delays in some races.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest.
But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:16 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- After a court found its congressional map unconstitutional, the Florida Legislature will return for a special session Thursday to try to re-design a compliant plan for voters and avert a delay in this fall's elections.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave the Legislature two weeks to redraw illegally gerrymandered congressional maps, throwing into question when Floridians will vote for their U.S. representatives.
Leon Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also ordered state...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Last week, my family took one last summer fling. Think National Lampoon's "Vacation" in the mountains of North Carolina.
I dutifully played the part of Clark Griswold, steering the Maxwell Family Truckster to a theme park, water park, horseback riding,...