Legislators Criticize Florida High Court Over Redistricting Ruling

The Florida Supreme Court ruled last month that almost a third of the state’s 27 congressional districts¬†violated the state Constitution. This week, at a special legislative session, lawmakers sniped at the court.

According to the Bradenton Herald/Times Tallahassee bureau, the lawmakers challenged whether the court had respected the separation of powers between the judiciary and legislature and suggested it had practically adopted a revised map drafted by Democratic “partisan operatives.”

“How does the court come in here to run roughshod over the Legislature?” asked state Sen. Tom Lee, a Republican.

“If the Florida Supreme Court is basically drawing a map, and they know that the map was drawn by partisan Democratic operatives, how are the justices complying with the Constitution?” asked state Sen. Rob Bradley, another Republican.