The League is asking the court to review an appellate court decision issued in May that allows legislators to be shielded from turning over documents and being questioned under oath by lawyers in a redistricting challenge.
On a 4-1 vote, with Chief Justice Ricky Polston and Justice James E. C. Perry not voting, the court set oral arguments for . JusticesBarbara Pariente, Perry Quince, R. Fred Lewis and Jorge Labargaagreed to hold the hearings. Justice Charles Canady dissented.
Lawyers for the House and Senate successfully argued before the First District Court of Appeals that legislators and their staff enjoy blanket immunity from being forced to turn over their work papers or testify regarding redistricting.