Florida Congressional Map Blocked on Racial Grounds


A Florida judge blocked a congressional map approved by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis because it broke up a plurality Black district in the northern part of the state.

“I am finding that the enacted map is unconstitutional…because it diminishes African-Americans’ ability to elect the representative of their choice,” said Judge J. Layne Smith of the Second Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee during a video hearing on Wednesday.