Significant Mapping Developments
A Florida circuit court judge granted a request for a temporary injunction blocking parts of Florida’s enacted congressional plan from going into effect but the Governor’s office has already said it will appeal the decision.
Missouri’s House passed a congressional redistricting plan and sent it to the Senate.
Governor Sununu signed the General Court’s state Senate redistricting plan into law which was quickly challenged, along with the previously enacted state House plan, as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The state House passed a congressional plan and sent it to the Senate.
Ohio’s Redistricting Commission resubmitted its third set of legislative plans to the Ohio Supreme Court for approval, prompting renewed requests to hold the members in contempt.
South Carolina partially settled the lawsuit challenging its enacted redistricting plans after agreeing to enact a new state House plan in exchange for the plaintiffs’ dismissal of the claims against it.
New York – 5/16: Special master’s proposed congressional and state Senate plans
A federal district court judge gave approval for a delayed August 23 congressional and state Senate primary to proceed as ordered by the New York Supreme Court judge handling the redistricting case.