The House Map’s Republican Bias Will Plummet In 2022 — Because Of Gerrymandering

The House Map’s Republican Bias Will Plummet In 2022 — Because Of Gerrymandering

Congressional redistricting — the process of redrawing the nation’s 435 congressional districts to reflect the results of the 2020 census — is not quite finished, but it’s getting darn close. Only four states (Florida, Maryland, Missouri and New Hampshire) have yet to approve new maps (though the maps in several states are currently being challenged…

Florida must seek court preapproval to change some voting laws, judge rules

Florida must seek court preapproval to change some voting laws, judge rules

Florida cannot change certain voting laws without getting preapproval from a federal court for the next decade, a federal judge ruled on Thursday, saying the state has an ongoing and extensive history of discrimination against non-white voters that warranted extraordinary oversight.US district judge Mark Walker put the state back under preclearance on Thursday as part…

DeSantis broaches repeal of Disney World’s special self-governing status in Florida

DeSantis broaches repeal of Disney World’s special self-governing status in Florida

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis addressed on Thursday the suggestion of repealing a 55-year-old state law that allows Disney to effectively govern itself on the grounds of Walt Disney World, following the company’s public opposition to a controversial parental rights law in Florida.”What I would say as…

Judge Rules Parts of Florida Voting Law Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Parts of Florida Voting Law Unconstitutional

The ruling against a major Republican election law, issued by a federal judge in Tallahassee, is likely to be overturned either by a higher appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court.Last year, Republicans in Florida passed a major election bill that tightened voting rules. Democrats and voting rights groups have sought to fight the legislation…

Historic Ringling House is On the Market

Historic Ringling House is On the Market

The Historic Alfred Ringling House in Sarasota, Florida, Has Been Listed for $1.499 Million Historic Ringling House SARASOTA, Fla. – March 30, 2022 – PRLog — One of the most historic homes on the Florida Gulf Coast, the original Ringling house built between 1918 and 1920 for Alfred Ringling, has just come on the market…

Judge strikes down parts of Florida election law; cites race

Judge strikes down parts of Florida election law; cites race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge struck down portions of a Florida election law passed last year, saying in a ruling Thursday that the Republican-led government was using subtle tactics to suppress Black voters.The law tightened rules on mailed ballots, drop boxes and other popular election methods — changes that made it more difficult…

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sued by LGBTQ students, parents over new law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sued by LGBTQ students, parents over new law

A group of over a dozen students, parents, educators and advocates filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s Board of Education, alleging that newly enacted state legislation would “stigmatize, silence, and erase LGBTQ people in Florida’s public schools.”The Parental Rights in Education bill, dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill…

Federal judge blocks Florida restrictive voting law

Federal judge blocks Florida restrictive voting law

A federal judge barred Florida from enforcing the bulk of its new restrictive voting law on Thursday, siding with opponents who said the law was discriminatory and needlessly infringed on Floridians’ voting rights.The ruling, which will likely be appealed, is the first major invalidation of a spate of restrictive new election laws passed in Republican-controlled…