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Saturday, 23 August 2014 05:34

Judge oks rigged districts

Written by  News sources, Team SCPA

POSTED Saturday, August 23, 2014

Whoa! Rigged districts are good enough?
What happened to 'mockery' of fair districts?
Well ok -- after all, this is FLORIDA. Whatta ya expect?
-- exasperated unidentified editor reaction


Judge approves new congressional maps for Florida to take effect in 2016
Tampa Bay Times, by Mary Ellen Klas, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau, August 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's flawed congressional districts may remain in place for two more years and newly drawn boundaries for seven north and central districts don't have to take effect until 2016, a Tallahassee circuit judge ruled late Friday.

Judge Terry Lewis upheld the revisions to the state's congressional map approved by the Florida Legislature during a three-day special session earlier this month. But he said the current configuration, which he ruled unconstitutional a month ago, could stand for the 2014 election.

"An election in 2015 is not a viable option,'' Lewis wrote in his four-page order. "The 2014 elections will have to be held under the map as enacted in 2012. ...


Florida Judge deals a blow to Democrats on districting
The New York Times, by Lizette Alvarez, August 22, 2014

MIAMI — In a blow to Florida Democrats, a state judge on Friday approved a slightly modified congressional map drawn by the Republican-dominated Legislature and decided that the 2014 election could proceed under the old map, which he had ruled unconstitutional.

Two days after a sharply partisan hearing on the new map, Terry P. Lewis, a state judge in Leon County, concluded that the rejiggered boundaries for seven districts, while not perfect, “sufficiently” addressed his constitutional concerns. ...



Judge confirms FL congressional voting district maps are rigged… 'mockery' of fair districts … and more...

and more... 'most biased' ever seen ...

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