Tag: Fair Districts Constitutional Amendments
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Martin DyckmanDecember 1, 2015
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9min205
The corpus delicti lay in plain view. The circumstantial evidence was obvious. Everyone knew who did it. The courts, though, couldn’t act without proof the offense was deliberate. That’s not about a crime in the usual sense. Rather, it describes why it’s taking so long to replace the Legislature’s gerrymandered voting districts with maps that […]

Martin DyckmanNovember 30, 2015

9min227
The corpus delicti lay in plain view. The circumstantial evidence was obvious. Everyone knew who did it. The courts, though, couldn’t act without proof the offense was deliberate. That’s not about a crime in the usual sense. Rather, it describes why it’s taking so long to replace the Legislature’s gerrymandered voting districts with maps that […]

Julie DelegalSeptember 1, 2015

7min207
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has filed a federal lawsuit opposing the reshaping of the district she represents, Florida’s CD 5. Her legal action has drawn the attention of voters’ groups including the League of Women Voters, the group that led the charge for voters to pass the state’s Fair Districts Amendments. Congresswoman Brown contends that […]

Julie DelegalJuly 14, 2015

10min229
In light of the recent Florida Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering, and given the rationale that justified the illegal redistricting lines in the first place, the words of playwright Tennessee Williams have never been more on point. “There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity. You can smell it,” Williams wrote. “It smells […]


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