Florida Supreme Court Keeps DeSantis-Approved Congressional Maps, Pitting Incumbents Against Each Other

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The Florida Supreme Court refused to interfere with a controversial redistricting fight in early June, leaving a Gov. Ron DeSantis-approved congressional map in place for the 2022 midterm elections. 

The one-paragraph ruling was decided on a 4-1 vote with Justice Jorge Labarga dissenting. Two justices were missing from the ruling: Chief Justice Charles Canady and Justice Alan Lawson. The pair recused themselves from issuing their opinion on the redistricting matter; however, it is unknown as to why they did so. 

“Here Petitioners ask this Court to intervene in the First District Court of Appeal’s ongoing consideration of an appeal of an order imposing a temporary injunction. At this time, this Court does not have jurisdiction over that matter,” wrote Justices Ricky Polston, Carlos Muñiz, John Couriel and Jamie Grosshans in the opinion. 

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