“A Victory for Every Floridian”

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Statement by Peter Butzin, chairman of Common Cause Florida

“This is a victory for every Floridian. Common Cause and our coalition partners pursued this case to uphold the standards for redistricting that were written into the state constitution by Florida voters in 2010. The court has set a powerful precedent which is sure to forever change the practice of drawing Congressional district lines that favor incumbents and whichever political party happens to be in the majority. 

“In her powerful opinion, writing for the majority, Justice Barbara Pariente has affirmed the right of our citizens to have a fair opportunity to select their representatives.”