The Florida Legislature must follow the lawmaking process set forth in the Florida Constitution … while crafting Congressional redistricting legislation. Plaintiffs’ and the Florida House of Representatives, however, represent to this Court that the Florida Legislature is free to ignore the procedures and standards set forth in the Florida Constitution. Plaintiffs and the Florida House of Representatives are wrong and, if they succeed in this action, will subject the State Legislators to a flawed legislative process.
“Florida Democrats will not sit back and allow the will of nearly 63 percent of Floridians to be frustrated or delayed by those who simply seek to deny Floridians fair elections in fair districts,” Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said in a press release announcing the action. “I applaud our Democratic legislators for their efforts to protect the standards of fairness Floridians enshrined in our Constitution.”