BREAKING: Federal judge upholds Florida redistricting amendment

Syndicate content Subscribe to the Blog
Posted on September 9, 2011 - 12:38pm by michael.

 

From the TBO.com blog:

MAIMI - A federal judge in Miami has upheld a Florida constitutional amendment imposing new rules on how congressional districts are drawn.

U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro on Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by two members of Congress and the Florida House of Representatives. They had contended that only the Legislature can change the rules in drawing Florida's districts for Congress.

The state of Florida, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and others argued that it was perfectly legal for voters themselves to propose and approve the new rules through a constitutional amendment. They noted that the Legislature must still draw and approve the district boundaries.

Amendment 6 was approved in the November 2010 election. Its intent is to require compact districts that don't favor political parties or incumbents

See the original blog post here. 

Comments

Anonymous (not verified) says:

September 10, 2011 - 12:41pm

So the 2 Congressmen and House of Reps think that WE, THE PEOPLE, should not have the ability to make this decision?

I would like to ask them what makes THEM think they know better than WE, THE PEOPLE!



David Costa (not verified) says:

September 15, 2011 - 1:47pm

Wow, I can't believe they would even bring a lawsuit basically saying "voters aren't allowed to ensure their vote is counted fairly". Without a sound legal argument, I can only guess they did it for political reasons. It's a shame there was even a need for Florida voters to pass this amendment. Our elected "representatives" should have made sure the rules were fair from the start.



coach factory outlet (not verified) says:

March 27, 2012 - 11:39pm

Summers ahead and coach factory outlet coach handbagshas started styling according to the weather. Summer coach purse
coach sunglass always have lots of colour and comfortable material to hold on.The Coach Cambridge Hobo Bags
Coach Carryalls Bags
Coach Crossbody Bags
Coach Multicolor Bags
Coach Shoulder Bags are always hot cake for the summers but what if this classic style meets with the modern glamour, definitely it creates a masterpiece. The Coach Signature Bags
Coach Totes Bags

Coach OP Art Handbags
Coach Backpacks Bags
Coach Business Bags
Coach Claire Bags
Coach Luggage Bags are always required in our wardrobes and this collection from Coach Shoulder Bags Canvas Balck
Coach Totes Bags Bowknot Brown
Coach Hobo Bags 5997
Coach Carryalls Bags 0021.jpg
Coach Claire Bags garnet
Coach Crossbody Bags ignitus black lilac that need with the luxurious touch by adding glitz to the casual concept. Coach Wallets 2011
Coach Checkbook Wallets
Coach Small Wallets
Coach Leather Wallets
Coach Wrist Wallets
Coach Jewelry
Coach Bangle
Coach Bracelet
Coach Earrings
Coach Necklace
Coach Jewelry Sets
Coach Shoes
Coach Boots
Coach Sneakers
Coach Sandals
are always pretty but summer collection by them have uniqueness in it which makes you look very different oncoach factory coach outlet.
http://www.2012coachoutlet.com/coach_blog/bags-handbags/coach-goods-sold...
http://www.2012coachoutlet.com/The-Biggest-Trends-of-Fall-2012:-Coach--n...
http://www.2012coachoutlet.com



Blog

February 2012

September 2011

October 2010

May 2010

December 2009

October 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2007