Florida Appeals Overturn Of Racist US House Map

Florida Politics reports:

Secretary of State Laurel Lee’s Office appealed a court decision which found Florida’s new congressional map was unconstitutional.

The replacement cartography only redraws districts in North Florida, most notably restoring Florida’s 5th Congressional District into a configuration similar to how it has looked for five years. That makes it a seat with a 49% Black population and one where a majority of voters went for Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential Election.

But the appeal filed by Lee’s Office automatically puts Leon Circuit Judge Layne Smith’s decision on hold, leaving the DeSantis map in place for the moment. Smith signaled he could vacate the stay on his decision. Regardless, the case now goes to the 1st District Court of Appeals.

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