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Florida Rep. Corrine Brown Files New Challenge to Congressional District Changes

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Tallahassee, FL BY Brandon Larrabee, (News Service of Florida) – Arguing that an east-west configuration for her district “combines far-flung communities worlds apart culturally and geographically,” lawyers for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown asked a federal judge Tuesday to void Florida’s latest congressional redistricting plan. The complaint marks the next phase of a legal battle over […]

Monday Musings on Racial Gerrymandering under the Voting Rights Act/John Edwards’ Indictment in Federal Court

Monday Musings on Racial Gerrymandering under the Voting Rights Act/John Edwards’ Indictment in Federal Court

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By Chuck Hobbs, Esq – RACIAL REDISTRICTING – Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker took the unusual step of breaking with her typically progressive orthodoxy in a recent editorial that calls for the end of racial gerrymandering under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Tucker’s opinion—which I fully share—is that majority-minority districts, originally drawn to […]