Florida Supreme Court rejects DeSantis redistricting request

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis for an advisory opinion about his proposal to revamp a sprawling North Florida congressional district that has been held by a Black Democrat.

The governor’s office quickly said it accepted the decision. Meanwhile, House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, said the House now will “unpause” its map-making and that the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee will reconvene next week.

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