Today on Context Florida: Corrine Brown, Key West venues, Charlie Crist and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

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Today on Context Florida:

What is good for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is not necessarily good for Florida voters, black or white, writes Andrew Skerritt. That is clear from Circuit Judge Terry Lewis’ recent ruling that the redrawn district maps were flawed, unconstitutional and benefitted the Republican Party and incumbents.

District Circuit Court Judge Luis Garcia pulled the first thread that will unravel the Florida straightjacket prohibiting marriage equality, says Linda Cunningham, which is why you had better book that Key West venue now. If you are thinking romantic and myriad attendants, though, time’s a-wasting. Those exclusive venues go fast.

Charlie Crist’s campaign is in trouble and Jamie Miller notes that his pick for lieutenant governor is further proof. Crist made his selection more than 100 days away from the general election and he picked someone who only solidifies the Democratic base.

Rachel Patron was a guest at the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra’s benefit concert at the Annenberg Auditorium in Beverly Hills. Concert planners had never envisaged that war in Israel would be raging while their national orchestra played in the luxury of Beverly Hills. The coincidence is appropriate since the orchestra was born 78 years ago, in 1936, amid the persecution and bloodshed perpetrated by the Nazis against European Jews.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.