Florida Supreme Court OKs ballot questions to alter method for redistricting

Fri, Jan 30 2009 — Source: Sun Sentinal

The Florida Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for a 2010 ballot amendment designed to end political gamesmanship in drawing district boundaries, in what could be the first step to reshuffling the state’s Republican-dominated political landscape.

The court ruled that two proposed ballot questions, dealing with state legislative and congressional district boundaries, satisfy the requirement that constitutional amendments address only a single subject, a legal standard that tripped up past bids to change Florida’s redistricting system