Federal judges chosen in state redistricting case

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Three federal judges have been chosen to consider a lawsuit seeking a courtdrawn congressional redistricting plan for Florida.

William Pryor, chief judge of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has designated U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor, U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers and appellate Judge Adalberto Jordan to weigh the case.

The groups Common Cause Florida and FairDistricts Now and voters in Leon, Gadsden, Orange, Lee and Miami-Dade counties filed the lawsuit on March 11, contending that a court needs to set new congressional districts.

The lawsuit came as Gov. Ron DeSantis vows to veto a plan approved by the Legislature as part of the once-a-decade reapportionment process. The 25-page lawsuit points, in part, to a June deadline for candidates to qualify for congressional races.

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