Large voter turnout expected for high-stakes city election as redistricting issues loom
In March, Jacksonville will be voting for a new mayor and new city council members to run the city. Political observers anticipate a high turnout compared to past local elections as races began to become very competitive.
Appeals court denies motion to stay judge’s order that struck down redrawn district map
After the Jacksonville City Council last Friday made a decision on a redrawn district map, the city filed a motion with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay Judge Marcia Morales Howard’s order striking down the very first version.
Judge’s ruling signaled win for plaintiffs in Jacksonville redistricting suit. But could things backfire?
The Jacksonville City Council canceled a special meeting that was set for Wednesday where they planned to discuss hiring an outside attorney to fight a judge’s ruling in a lawsuit on newly-drawn district lines, but apparently, the city’s General Counsel Office has already obtained legal representation.
Appeals court blasts redistricting injunction
An appeals court Friday said a circuit judge issued a “patently unlawful” temporary injunction against a congressional redistricting plan pushed through the Legislature by Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving another sign that the controversial plan likely will be used in this year’s elections.