Saturday, May 21, 2022

Appeals Court Puts Decision On FL Redistricting Plan On Hold

An Appeals Court Friday, Reinstated a Stay against a Circuit Judge's Decision, that Blocked a Congressional Redistricting Plan, pushed through the Legislature by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), pointing to a "high likelihood" that the Judge erred.

The 1st District Court of Appeal, in a Four-paragraph Order, put On-Hold a Temporary Injunction issued last week, by Leon County Circuit Judge Layne Smith.

The Temporary injunction blocked a Redistricting Plan that the Legislature Passed, during an April Special Session.

The State's Appeal of Smith's Decision, triggered an Automatic Stay of the Temporary Injunction.

But Smith followed up Monday by lifting the Automatic Stay at the request of Voting-Rights Groups and other Plaintiffs, who have Challenged the Constitutionality of the Redistricting Plan.

In Reinstating the Stay, however, the Tallahassee-based Appeals Court signaled that it did Not agree with the Temporary Injunction.

"Based on a preliminary review, the court has determined there is a high likelihood that the temporary injunction is unlawful, because by awarding a preliminary remedy to the appellees (the plaintiffs) on their claim, the order ‘frustrated the status quo, rather than preserved it,'" the Appeals Court said, quoting a Legal Precedent.

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