On March 22, 2022, a coalition of civil and voting rights organizations and Florida voters filed a federal lawsuit against Florida’s Secretary of State, Governor, and various state legislative leaders challenging the state’s congressional plan, originally enacted in 2010, as malapportioned in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s one person, one vote requirement and as failing to include the correct number of congressional seats in violation of 2 U.S.C. § 2(c). After Florida enacted a new congressional plan in April 2022, the plaintiffs filed an amended complaint dropping their original claims and alleging the new plan was enacted with discriminatory intent in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th and 15th Amendments. They sought a judicial declaration that the plan was unconstitutional, a permanent injunction barring the plan from use in future elections, and for the court to require a new, constitutional plan be enacted or adopted.

  • The federal district court held a trial beginning on September 26, 2023.
  • On March 27, 2024, the panel ruled 3-0 that Florida's congressional map does not violate the 14th or 15th Amendments.

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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division - No. 4:22-cv-109 [formerly No. 5:22-cv-59 in the N.D. Fla., Panama City Division]