Articles in Category: 'Amendment 5'

By: Arthenia Joyner | Posted: October 2, 2012 3:55 AM

Like all of the 11 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution, Amendment 5 was put on the ballot by the Legislature -- not the voters. 

 
Full Story
By: Charles McBurney | Posted: October 2, 2012 3:55 AM
Amendment 5 involves fundamental constitutional issues concerning the principles of checks and balances between our three branches of government. 
 
Full Story
By: Scott Plakon | Posted: February 3, 2012 3:55 AM
 
As a longtime fan and admirer of Rush Limbaugh, I was disappointed to hear his comments regarding the work of the Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee on which I am honored to serve.
 
Full Story
By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: January 15, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked a federal court to dismiss a case filed by two members of Congress that attempts to strike down a recently passed amendment to the Florida Constitution changing the way congressional districts are drawn.

 
Full Story
By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 21, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Now that the Florida Supreme Court has given Amendments 5 and 6 a clear run to the Nov. 2 ballot, it's up to voters to decide whether the so-called FairDistricts proposals will make for improved representation in the Legislature and in Congress.
 
Full Story
In a striking rebuke to the Legislature, the state's highest court on Tuesday whacked three lawmaker-orchestrated amendments from the November ballot, including proposals asking voters to block parts of the federal health-care law and to preserve legislators’ ability to draw legislative districts in a certain way.
 
Full Story
By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 4, 2010 4:05 AM

The fate of several proposed constitutional amendments lies with the Florida Supreme Court after six of nine proposals set for the November ballot wound up facing legal challenges.

 
Full Story
By: Kenric Ward | Posted: March 21, 2010 4:25 PM

The battle over political boundaries is heating up, with Democratic-leaning labor unions and trial attorneys helping to stoke the fire.

Fair Districts Florida, which collected enough signatures to place Amendment 5 on the Nov. 2 ballot, wants to re-engineer how legislative and congressional districts are drawn in the state.

If approved by 60 percent of the voters, the measure would:

 
Full Story