Cases & Deals

President of Florida Senate obtains preclearance from Department of Justice for redistricting plan

Clients President of the Florida Senate, Mike Haridopolos

Jones Day successfully represented President of the Florida Senate Mike Haridopolos in preclearance proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a covered jurisdiction may not implement a redistricting plan unless it is precleared by the Justice Department or District Court. Jones Day submitted Florida's Senate redistricting plan to the Justice Department for administrative preclearance and simultaneously filed a declaratory judgment action in the District Court. On April 30, 2012, the Justice Department announced that it had precleared the Senate plan. Because the plan had been administratively precleared, the parties voluntarily dismissed the court proceeding.

Florida v. United States, No. 1:12-cv-00380 (D.D.C.)