On March 11, 2022 a group of Florida voters filed a state lawsuit against Florida's Secretary of State and Attorney General challenging the state's lack of a new congressional redistricting plan as violating the U.S. Constitution and federal law. The plaintiffs allege the state's existing congressional redistricting plan, adopted in 2015, has become unconstitutionally malapportioned in violation of the one person, one vote requirement under Article I, § 2 of the U.S. Constitution and the Florida Legislature and Governor will be unable to agree on a new congressional redistricting plan in time for the 2022 primary elections. Plaintiffs also assert the existing congressional plan violates 2 U.S.C. § 2(c) because it only has 27 districts despite Florida being awarded an additional congressional seat following the 2020 reapportionment. They are requesting a judicial declaration that the current congressional plan is unconstitutional and unlawful, an injunction barring the defendants from using the plan in future elections, and for the court to adopt a new congressional plan that complies with all constitutional and statutory requirements.
On April 11, the plaintiffs moved to voluntarily dismiss the action, which the court accepted the following day, thereby ending the case.
Similar Case: Common Cause Florida v. Lee
Florida Circuit Court, Leon County - No. 2022 CA 398
- Complaint - 3/11/22
- Secretary of State Laurel Lee's Answer and Affirmative Defense - 4/1/22
- Plaintiffs' Notice of Voluntary Dismissal - 4/11/22