A federal judge has ruled against the City of Miami, rejecting its attempt to keep a district map accused of racial gerrymandering.
The judge's decision came after community groups, represented by the ACLU of Florida, argued that the map was drawn based on race.
The City's appeal to postpone enforcement of the order pending the appeal was denied by the judge.
Community groups have created their own proposed maps for Miami's districts, aiming to establish logical district shapes using natural boundaries like the Miami River and major roadways
The proposed maps will be presented to the community during a public forum, allowing residents to provide input
Reverend Nathaniel Robinson III, a plaintiff and pastor, stressed that the lawsuit is about ensuring fair representation for all residents of Miami, not just a specific neighborhood