TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Leon County District Judge Terry Lewis will try and sort out the political mess left due to squabbling over the state’s 27 congressional districts at a trial this week.READ MORE: Suspect Wanted For Armed Home Invasion In Critical Condition Following Police-Involved Shooting In SW Miami-Dade
Last July, the state’s Supreme Court ordered the Republican-controlled Legislature to redraw the state’s congressional districts after finding the current map violated standards adopted by voters. But the House and Senate deadlocked over the issue during an August special session.
On Thursday, Lewis will hold a trial where he will consider seven different maps. He’s expected to recommend one of the proposals to the state Supreme Court for final approval.READ MORE: South Florida Prepping For Approval Of COVID Vaccine For Kids 5 To 11
Three maps have been proposed by the House and Senate. The other four proposals were submitted by the groups that sued the Legislature.
If adopted, the proposed maps could lead to the possible ouster of several incumbents in Congress.MORE NEWS: Centner Academy Reverses Course On 30-Day Quarantine For Vaccinated Students
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