Date: April 5, 2012
To: Interested media
From: Jenn Meale, Communications Director for the Attorney General’s
Re: Petition for Judicial Review of Apportionment
Per Article III, Section 16(e), Florida Constitution, Attorney General Pam
Bondi today filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court requesting a
declaratory judgment to determine the validity of the Senate Joint
Resolution that apportions the Florida Senate based on population figures
established in the 2010 Census.
Article III, Section 16(e), Florida Constitution is below:
(e) EXTRAORDINARY APPORTIONMENT SESSION; REVIEW OF APPORTIONMENT. Within
fifteen days after the adjournment of an extraordinary apportionment
session, the attorney general shall file a petition in the supreme court of
the state setting forth the apportionment resolution adopted by the
legislature, or if none has been adopted reporting that fact to the court.
Consideration of the validity of a joint resolution of apportionment shall
be had as provided for in cases of such joint resolution adopted at a
regular or special apportionment session.
To view the petition, please follow this hyperlink:
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