Florida Legislative Redistricting Review
In re: Joint Resolution of Legislative Apportionment
The Florida Constitution requires the Florida Supreme Court to determine the validity of the state’s legislative districts after redistricting. No party filed any opposition to the new maps, so the court was tasked with finding if the new districts comply with Florida’s redistricting principles. The court found that the Florida Legislature did not favor one political party and did not impermissibly dilute minority voting strength when drawing new districts. The court also held that the new legislative districts are compact, respect geographic and political boundaries and do not contain unreasonable population deviances between districts. Due to these findings, the court approved the legislative maps.