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

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

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

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 »