Appeal Underway In Redistricting Documents
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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — One day after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled documents obtained from a Republican consultant must remain confidential, lawyers are asking the state Supreme Court to release them.
Lawyers for groups who believe Florida legislators broke the law when they drew congressional maps made the announcement Friday.
The ruling Thursday overturned a decision from Judge Terry Lewis to allow the documents to be used in the trial that’s now in its fifth day.
Voters in 2010 passed the “Fair Districts” amendment that says districts cannot be drawn in a way to favor incumbents or members of a political party.
A coalition of groups is suing legislators claiming they drew maps for congressional seats that violate those standards. The Legislature’s lawyers say that’s false.
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