Federal judges tapped in redistricting case

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) — Three federal judges have been chosen to consider a lawsuit seeking a court-drawn congressional redistricting plan for Florida. 

William Pryor, chief judge of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 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 Friday, 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.

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