TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — A circuit judge in Tallahassee will hold a hearing Wednesday on a challenge to the Legislature’s congressional redistricting plan.

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis will consider a request to invalidate the map, which was drawn by the Republican-led Legislature.

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The 27-seat map is being challenged by the League of Women Voters and other groups, which contend it wasn’t drawn following a new constitutional requirement that prevents favoring incumbents.

The hearing begins Wednesday and may continue into Thursday if necessary.

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The Florida Supreme Court on Friday will hear a similar challenge to the Legislature’s revised Senate map. The justices kicked back lawmakers’ initial plan because it violated the standards but approved their state House map.

“The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.”


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