Judge in Florida redistricting case won’t recuse himself

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Allen Winsor worked as counsel to the Florida House last redistricting cycle.

A judge who counseled the Florida House on redistricting a decade ago won’t recuse himself from a map challenge now.

U.S District Judge Allen Winsor wrote that there’s no reason his work on behalf of the Florida Legislature before would impact rulings in a federal lawsuit regarding the ongoing redistricting process.

“This is a different case, featuring different issues, addressing a different map, in a different redistricting cycle — nearly a decade after I stopped working on redistricting matters,” Winsor wrote in an order issued Wednesday night.

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