Florida Impasse Litigation (Arteaga)
Arteaga v. Lee
Lawsuit filed in state court on behalf of Florida voters over the state’s imminent failure to enact a new congressional map following the release of 2020 census data. The plaintiffs allege that Florida’s current congressional map, which was drawn with 2010 census data, does not accurately reflect the state’s population and therefore the current districts are malapportioned in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Given the state’s “near-certain” impasse due to gridlock between the Florida Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), along with the fast approaching 2022 elections, the plaintiffs ask the court to implement a new map using 2020 census data that accurately reflects the state’s population and adheres to the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. The plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed the case.