The office of Attorney General Pam Bondi yesterday asked the U.S. District Court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Amendment 6, one of two so-called “Fair Districts” amendments that limit the legislature’s ability to gerrymander districts, saying the court lacks jurisdiction in the case.
The filing, which you can read in full below, represents the newly inaugurated Bondi’s first indication of how her office plans to defend Amendment 6. When asked about the case last week, her office said it was still reviewing its options.
The motion does not address an effort launched by the ACLU of Florida to intervene as defendants alongside the state. The ACLU’s counsel told the Independent that the ACLU wants to help defend Amendment 6 because of the organization’s deep involvement with the “Fair Districts” movement and its desire to see that Amendments 5 and 6 are “fully implemented.”
The memorandum “in support of” the filing: