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Lawsuit filed over Florida redistricting

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WFLX) - -

The Florida Democratic Party is filing a lawsuit  saying GOP drawn redistricting maps are anything but fair.

Lawmakers are now trying to block the court from asking them what they did and why.
62 of every 100 voters in the 2010 GOP landslide told state lawmakers to be fair when drawing legislative maps. But discovering what lawmakers intended may soon be more difficult.
State representative Larry Metz says there is plenty of public testimony about the maps.
 
"You're not going to be able to use the power of another coequal branch of government, in this case the judiciary, to compel a member to answer such questions," Metz said.
 
The Florida Supreme Court will hear the case February 29.  The justices can approve the maps or send them back to lawmakers with guidelines for changes.

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