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Florida State Judge Invalidates U.S. House Boundaries

Late on July 10, a Florida state court invalidated the 2011 U.S. House redistricting plan. See this story. The basis for the decision is the Florida Constitution, which tells the legislature to draw the lines in a way that does not help or harm any particular political party. The 41-page decision is Romo v Detzner, Leon County circuit court, 2012-ca-412. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link to the story, and the Campaign Legal Center for the link to the decision.

3 Responses

  1. Mike

    Only effective for Districts 5 and 10

  2. Yes, but districts adjacent to those two will also need to have different boundaries. I realize the two districts touch each other, but not very much.

  3. Demo Rep

    Lawyers and courts are math brain dead.

    AUTOMATIC ANTI-Democracy minority rule in ALL single member district schemes.

    1/2 votes x 1/2 gerrymander areas = 1/4 CONTROL indirectly.
    Much, much, much worse primary math.
    —-
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V. — otherwise get ready for Civil WAR II.
    Note – Civil WAR I in 1861-1865 due to the 1860 minority rule gerrymanders.

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