TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown says she will return to federal court to try to block changes to her congressional district.
First Coast News in Jacksonville reports that Brown made the announcement Tuesday. Her move came a day after the veteran Democrat had a setback in federal court.
Brown and other black leaders in central Florida last week filed to intervene in an already existing lawsuit that challenged the current shape of her district. But those behind that lawsuit withdrew it on Monday. That means Brown will have to start over.
The Florida Legislature just started a special session to adopt a new map for the state’s 27 congressional districts. Legislative staff have proposed an initial map that would make significant changes to several districts, including Brown’s district.
Legislators are holding a special session because the state Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature violated the state constitution while drawing up the current districts.
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