Times-Union to join other media asking judge to unseal records in redistricting controversy

Jim SchoettlerThe Florida Times-Union plans to join other media organizations requesting the Florida | The Florida-Times Union | 07/18/2014

The Florida Times-Union plans to join other media organizations requesting the Florida Supreme Court unseal evidence heard in a closed-door court session that preceded a Leon County’s decision to declare Florida voting maps illegally drawn.

The July 8 decision by Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis was the first to address the state’s congressional map under the anti-gerrymandering Fair Districts constitutional amendments, approved by voters in 2010. The Supreme Court already invalidated the Legislature’s first draft of a state Senate plan, which was then redrawn before the 2012 elections....


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