League applauds Florida Supreme Court Fair Districts Ruling

July 9 – The League of Women Voters of Florida applauded the decision of the Florida Supreme Court in its ruling today that the Florida Legislature will have to redraw eight Congressional Districts in time for the 2016 elections:

Press release from LWVF:

“It has been a long hard, battle a League gainst devious, political scheming, but today the Florida Supreme Court handed the people of Florida a total victory, forcing the redrawing of every one of the eight districts that we contested in the lawsuit,” said Pamela Goodman, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, part of the coalition that filed suit to have the districts redrawn because of gerrymandering.

”Not only must the legislature act speedily and hold a special session to redraw, what could prove to be nearly every congressional district in the state, but the Florida Supreme Court is leaving nothing to chance — the court will have final approval on the redrawn districts.”
“The League will be watching this process closely to make sure our lawmakers operate in complete sunshine with one hundred percent transparency. Today, the Florida  Supreme Court took the Florida Legislature to the woodshed. Their egregious behavior using partisan political operatives in the redistricting process was appropriately reprimanded. We commend our court system, our legal system and the hard work of citizens of Florida for making today a victory for the voice of the people,” Goodman concluded.

For more information contact:
Pamela Goodman: pamelasgoodman@gmail.com
League of Women Voters of Florida
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