TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Supreme Court has sent the state’s battle about congressional redistricting back to a lower court.READ MORE: Attorney For Key Ally Of Venezuela Leader's Nicolas Maduro Called His Extradition To The US Illegal
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.READ MORE: Haiti Gang With Past Abductions Blamed For Kidnapping Missionaries
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.MORE NEWS: Miami Police Investigate Bomb Threat
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