FL Supreme Court ponders DeSantis’ congressional redistricting questions

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New congresswoman joins critics who say governor is out of line

Florida’s newest member of Congress, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, added her voice Monday to debate over whether the Florida Supreme Court should opine on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposed congressional redistricting plan.

Cherfilus-McCormick’s lawyers wrote in a brief that DeSantis’ plan discriminates against Florida’s Black voters. She argues that his request for an advisory opinion from the court, which is a rare thing, is an attempt to thwart the legislative process and “serves only to legitimize the prevention of Black voters from having a fair opportunity to elect candidates of choice.”

Cherfilus-McCormick, who is Black, also has a J.D. from St. Thomas University College of Law, according to a Congressional bio.

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