Do we trust we'll get fair districts this fall?

William Huber | Sun Sentinel | 08/06/2015

Are we seriously to believe that the Florida legislators just "made an error" when they totally ignored the Fair Districts amendment prohibiting lawmakers from "drawing districts that favor or disfavor incumbents, political parties, or minority groups" that Floridians voted into law in 2010?

How many state legislators hold law degrees?

Was there no legislator in Tallahassee who could understand that their redistricting map was unconstitutional? So now the Senate "concedes" that it violated the Florida Constitution. Six years later, have these lawmakers just now experienced an epiphany?

And now we taxpayers are asked to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars so that these same lawmakers, who we now know cannot be trusted and seemingly cannot understand our constitution, will have the privilege of once again drawing up their own districts? And unless I am missing something, there are absolutely no consequences attached to what amounts to their criminal behavior, for to violate the Constitution, which the Senate concedes happened, and was an "error" — is also then clearly illegal.

Here is my question: How many lawmakers were unconstitutionally elected, and how many laws were therefore illegally enacted by these illegally elected officials, during the past approximately six years?

William Huber, Pompano Beach

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