Supreme Court Declares Florida’s Congressional Map Invalid– Legislators Remain Silent

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Uncertainty continued to reign in Florida’s political world Friday, a day after the state Supreme Court declared Florida’s congressional map invalid and ordered up a remedy by Oct. 17.

Legislative leaders remained silent about what’s next, saying they were absorbing the implications of the ruling that blew up the congressional map. But legal scholars and redistricting experts said legislators have limited options and, with the Supreme Court giving them only 100 days and employing the unusual move of retaining jurisdiction over the case to ensure that the process moves quickly, the legislators are under the gun to make some decisions fast.

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