DeSantis-appointed judge signals Florida’s congressional map is unconstitutional for diminishing Black representation

Written by on May 11, 2022

By Steve Contorno, CNN

A Florida circuit court judge signaled Wednesday that a new congressional map championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is likely unconstitutional, siding with Democrats and voting rights groups who said the map would illegally suppress Black voters in northern Florida.

Judge J. Layne Smith, a DeSantis appointee . . .

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