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    Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers must testify in redistricting case

    TALLAHASSEE — The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that legislators and their staffs must testify in a case that accuses Republicans of redrawing political boundaries for partisan advantage in violation of the state Constitution.

    The 5-2 decision means that the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and others can force Republican senators and key staff members to testify under oath about their motives in drawing districts. The plaintiffs claim emails show that the GOP plotted with party officials and political consultants for partisan advantage in the 2012 remapping of Senate and congressional districts.
    Very interesting case, as I believe that only Florida, out of all states, has a law that says it is illegal to gerrymander districts for partisan advantage. This law was written into the Florida Constitution in 2010. In a dissent from the majority, one justice says that the Florida Constitution violates..... The Florida Constitution. Huh?!?!

    Only Florida, folks. Only Florida. How about we take a hacksaw, cut it off from the rest of the USA, and float it over to Cuba as a gift to Castro..... Wait, Castro doesn't want Florida either. LOL.

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    Re: Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers must testify in redistricting case

    I wish the Amendment was retroactive and required all districts to be redrawn. I had to endure the d-bag Debra Wasserman-Schultz as my rep because she has one of the most gerrymandered districts in the state.

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    Re: Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers must testify in redistricting case

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Very interesting case, as I believe that only Florida, out of all states, has a law that says it is illegal to gerrymander districts for partisan advantage. This law was written into the Florida Constitution in 2010. In a dissent from the majority, one justice says that the Florida Constitution violates..... The Florida Constitution. Huh?!?!

    Only Florida, folks. Only Florida. How about we take a hacksaw, cut it off from the rest of the USA, and float it over to Cuba as a gift to Castro..... Wait, Castro doesn't want Florida either. LOL.

    Article is here.
    The ruling seems to conflict with the actual amendment (see link below). The amendment basically says (in section c) that judical review will determine if the law has been followed, and only "adversary interest" views must be heard. Any law that requires "honest intent" is simply feel good fluff. I would urge the legislators to simply plead the fifth becuase if their "intent" is deemed, by the judge, to be "bad" then they have, in fact, committed a crime.

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    Re: Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers must testify in redistricting case

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The ruling seems to conflict with the actual amendment (see link below). The amendment basically says (in section c) that judical review will determine if the law has been followed, and only "adversary interest" views must be heard. Any law that requires "honest intent" is simply feel good fluff. I would urge the legislators to simply plead the fifth becuase if their "intent" is deemed, by the judge, to be "bad" then they have, in fact, committed a crime.

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    I'd givre you a like just for being able to follow that line of legal reasoning.
    Good work.
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    Re: Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers must testify in redistricting case

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