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Trial underway in Florida Legislature redistricting case

Posted at 10:27 PM, May 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-09 10:34:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A court is examining whether Florida legislators broke the law when drawing up new congressional district maps.

A jointly-filed lawsuit contends that the Legislature violated voter adopted standards with new maps created in 2012.

 Florida's 2010 "Fair Districts" amendment prohibits redrawing district maps in a way that could prove advantageous to any incumbent members of a political party. 

Attorneys for the Legislature say allegations that the recent maps were changed to favor Republicans are false.