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Judge announces he’ll block DeSantis’ redistricting plan

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Leon County Circuit Judge Layne Smith said he would issue a formal order Thursday or Friday to keep the maps from taking effect in November. Smith made it clear he would rule in favor of voting rights groups challenging the maps. The maps were approved by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff.
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Florida Judge Will Block Gov. DeSantis' Redistricting Map As Unconstitutional

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — A state circuit judge said he’ll block Gov. Ron DeSantis’ redistricting map because it is unconstitutional in that it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives.Leon County Circuit Judge Layne Smith said he would issue a formal order Thursday or Friday to keep the maps from taking effect in November’s election. He made it clear he would rule in favor of voting rights groups challenging the maps.Sm…

2 months ago·United States
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The Independent

Florida judge rejects Ron DeSantis congressional map that ‘diminishes’ Black voters

Republican governor will appeal a ruling that rejects his redistricting plan that dilutes Black voting power in the state

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc News

Judge says he'll block Gov. Ron DeSantis' redistricting plan

A state judge has ruled that a congressional map approved by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives

2 months ago·United States
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CNN

DeSantis-appointed judge signals Florida's congressional map is unconstitutional for diminishing Black representation

A Florida circuit court judge signaled Wednesday that a new congressional map championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is likely unconstitutional, siding with Democrats and voting rights groups who said the map would illegally suppress Black voters in northern Florida.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Associated Press News

Judge says he'll block Gov. Ron DeSantis' redistricting plan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A congressional map approved by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters

2 months ago·United States
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The Washington Post

Judge blocks voting map favored by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

The decision comes after some voters sued the state, saying a map drawn by DeSantis's staff unfairly eliminates a congressional district held by a Black Democrat.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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