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Justices to wade into Florida's redistricting fight

The Florida Legislature's 2012 redrawing of congressional districts goes before the state Supreme Court today for arguments that could have a dramatic effect on the state's upcoming political year. read more »

Florida Supreme Court hears one more challenge to congressional district maps

TALLAHASSEE - Florida's congressional redistricting maps should be rejected because they are the product of a shadowy process infiltrated by Republican political operatives in violation of the law against partisan gerrymandering, lawyers argued before the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday. read more »

GOP use of strawmen to submit redistricting maps focus of unsealed testimony

Lawyers challenging the legality of Florida's congressional districts focused on the use of "strawmen" to submit proposed maps when they questioned GOP political consultant Pat Bainter about the Legislature's 2012 redistricting process, according to testimony in the case unsealed Tuesday.

The lawyers for groups challenging the redrawn congressional districts stressed the fact that third parties were recruited to submit maps drawn by GOP political consultants like Data Targeting, Bainter's company. read more »