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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Supreme Court has sent the state’s battle about congressional redistricting back to a lower court.

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Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis has been ordered to consider the Senate and House proposals and then recommend a new map should be put in place for the state’s 27 congressional districts.

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The court in July ordered the Florida Legislature to adopt a new map. But the House and Senate deadlocked over the issue during a 12-day special session that ended in August.

The Supreme Court gave lawmakers 100 days to draw a map after finding the current districts violated voter-approved standards. But the House and Senate sharply differed on changes proposed for central Florida and the Tampa Bay regions.

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