Florida Senate concedes legal battle, sets special session to redraw districts

07/28/2015
TALLAHASSEE — After spending nearly three years and millions of dollars defending its redistricting maps, the Florida Senate gave up the fight Tuesday as it conceded for the first time that the courts were going to find it violated the state Constitution. read more »

FL Senate admits to redistricting corruption oops

07/28/2015
The League of Women Voters of Florida is applauding Florida Senators' admission that they indeed drew Senate districts to Republicans' advantage despite a constitutional amendment barring such a practice, #sorrynotsorry. read more »

Legislature to convene to draw up new Senate lines Oct. 19-Nov. 6

07/28/2015
Although the Florida Supreme Court has yet to rule on the legality of state Senate districts that a coalition of groups contend were drawn unconstitutionally in 2012, Florida's political leaders said today that the court's ruling earlier this month to invalidate eight of the state's 27 congressional districts guarantees that they will have to redraw state Senate lines before next year's elections. read more »

Fla Senate broke law, will redraw districts

07/28/2015
The Republican-led Florida Senate admitted in a court filing on Tuesday that unnamed senators had violated the state Constitution by gerrymandering some districts, and now say they will be redrawn in a special session later this year. read more »

Lawmakers set special session set to draw state Senate districts

07/28/2015
TALLAHASSEE — A lawsuit over the boundaries of Florida's state Senate maps was settled Tuesday with lawmakers agreeing to hold a special session Oct. 19-Nov. 6 - the third such session this year - to redraw the political maps. read more »

Lawmakers to redraw state Senate districts, too

07/28/2015
TALLAHASSEE - Already poised to redraw congressional districts next month, legislative leaders announced Tuesday they will convene again from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6 to reshape state Senate districts. read more »

Florida Legislature will return in October to redraw Senate districts

07/28/2015
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Legislative leaders announced Tuesday they will hold a special session to redraw the state's 40 Senate districts after the chamber acknowledged it violated the state constitution by creating maps that benefit Republicans and incumbents. read more »

Legislature sets special session for October to redraw Florida Senate districts

07/28/2015
The Florida Legislature has set yet another special session, this time for October to redraw the Florida Senate district lines that opponents had argued violated the state constitution prohibition on gerrymandering to favor or disfavor politicians. read more »