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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

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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. ...

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/judge-approves-new-congressional-maps-for-florida-to-take-effect-in-2016/2194230

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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. ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/us/politics/florida-judge-deals-a-blow-to-democrats-on-districting.html

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BACKGROUND LINKS

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

http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2891-rigged-voting-districts-confirmed

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

http://www.scpaflorida.com/item/2872-live-on-tv-the-truth-about-redistricting

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