Florida Legislative Leaders Call Special Session to Redraw Congressional Districts
Jul 20, 2015
In a joint proclamation issued today, July 20, 2015, Florida legislative leaders called a 12-day Special Session beginning August 10, 2015 and ending August 21 for the sole purpose of amending Florida’s Congressional Districts 5, 13, 14, 21, 22, 25, 26 and 27 to conform to changes prescribed by the recent Florida Supreme Court opinion in League of Women Voters of Florida, et al v. Detzner, et al.
The Supreme Court held that the districts as they had been drawn violated Florida’s anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment as approved by voters in 2010, and that the districts must be redrawn.
A trial in a separate case involving the Florida Senate districts is scheduled for September 25–the same day the Legislature has been ordered to conclude its redrawing of the Congressional maps.
To view today’s Special Session proclamation, click here.
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