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Judge orders Florida lawmakers to redraw congressional maps by Aug. 15
Judge orders Florida lawmakers to redraw congressional maps by Aug. 15

The Florida Legislature must submit a revised map of all 27 congressional districts by Aug. 15 and propose a special election to fill those seats, a judge ruled Friday. The decision by Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis is part of the latest battle over the state's redistricting. Lewis ruled July 10 that the state’s congressional redistricting maps are invalid and declared that the way two of the state's districts were drawn was unconstitutional. The current ruling throws the issue of all of the districts into the hands of the Legislature, which will have to schedule a special session to approve the new maps. Lawmakers have the option, however, to appeal Lewis'...

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