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8 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Florida judge approves new state congressional maps following lawmakers' revisions

A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps redrawn by Republican legislative leaders in a lawsuit over gerrymandering, and ruled that he would not order a special election in affected districts.

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8 hrs ago | Politico

Judge approves new Fla. House map

A Florida judge ruled Friday that the state's reconfigured congressional map will take effect for the 2016 elections, a victory for Republicans that allows this year's races to proceed under the existing lines.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

National Journal

Florida Redistricting Fight Spawns a Lawmaker's Legal-Expense Fund

With his district one of the main flash points in the fight over Florida's invalidated congressional map, GOP Rep. Daniel Webster has established a special legal-expense fund to solicit donations to help pay for his court fights.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Fate of congressional district plan back in hands of judge

Florida's battle over redistricting went back before a judge Wednesday who is expected to rule soon on whether the Legislature met state and federal law in redrawing seven congressional boundaries.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Daily Kos

Florida Primary Elections Preview

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Floridians will go to the polls to vote in partisan primaries for Governor, Attorney General, legislative candidates, and county officials, and nonpartisan primaries for judges.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Raw Story

Challengers in Florida gerrymandering case reject GOP lawmakers' electoral map changes

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit over gerrymandering in Florida's congressional districts on Monday asked a state judge to reject the Republican-controlled legislature's revised map.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Dissecting Florida's redrawn congressional districts

In a three-day special session, Florida legislators last week approved changes to the state's congressional map to address the concerns of Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis, who ruled two districts unconstitutional.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

News Max

Florida House Races Not Possible Until 2015

Florida's secretary of state said on Friday it would not be possible to hold special elections this fall in U.S. congressional districts that were invalidated by court order.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Election supervisors' plan may help GOP-Legislature in redistricting fight

Florida election supervisors are close to finalizing a plan to be submitted to a judge Friday that says they would need almost five months to hold special elections in congressional districts redrawn this week by the Republican-led Legislature.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

News Max

Florida Lawmakers Approve Changes to Congressional Districts

The Florida legislature approved new U.S. congressional districts on Monday a month after a judge found the state's 2012 redistricting map was unconstitutional, and Democrats complained that they were once again ignored by ruling Republicans.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Lawmakers to vote on new districts today

Florida legislators return to the Capitol today for a vote on hastily patched-up congressional districts, to be reviewed by the judge who ruled last month that Republican leaders illegally rigged political boundaries to favor their party.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

WFTV Orlando

Battle continues over Florida congressional district maps

As lawmakers draw new lines for congressional districts, big changes for voters in Lake, Seminole and Orange counties loom.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

Lawmakers returned to work Thursday under court-order to redraw their gerrymandered "mockery" of a congressional map in order to avert a chaotic delay in this fall's elections.

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Reuters

Florida lawmakers to reconvene to redraw congressional maps

Florida lawmakers will reconvene on Thursday in a hastily called special legislative session to redraw congressional maps that a judge has found unconstitutional, a ruling that raises the possibility of election delays in upcoming midterm races.

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Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida Legislatrure bans staff from talking to congressional members, political consultants

In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House Speaker Will Weatherford has ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

Switched

Florida Elections Face Uncertainty As Congressional Maps Are Redrawn

Florida's state legislature will reconvene later this week to redraw district maps that a judge has found unconstitutional, clouding the outcome of congressional races and possibly forcing delays in elections.

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Click Orlando

New congressional districts to be drawn up

TOM IS TRACKING THEM RIGHT NOW AND WILL LET US KNOW WHEN THE RAIN WILL DIE DOWN, COMING UP IN ABOUT THREE MINUTES.

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Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Washington Post

High Court: Justices get another shot at gerrymandering

About 10 years ago, the justices of the Supreme Court took a good, hard look at the way politicians bend, tweak and manipulate electoral boundaries in order to protect themselves and punish their enemies - and threw in the towel.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Judge orders new Congressional map, special election

A judge have given the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, a move that could potentially send the election season into chaos.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and...

A judge have given the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, a move that could potentially send the election season into chaos.

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