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Florida Supreme Court approves new congressional map

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The Florida Supreme Court approved a sweeping overhaul of the state’s congressional districts on Wednesday, a move that will upend the political landscape ahead of the pivotal 2016 elections. The justices ruled 5-2 in favor of the new boundaries for many of Florida’s 27 districts. The ruling signs off on the map that Circuit Judge Terry Lewis approved earlier this year. The map would likely force Rep. Dan Webster to move districts to remain in office. It also could lead…

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Fla. Supreme Court says it will have final word on redistricting

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The Florida Supreme Court on Friday said it will have the last word on redrawing the state’s congressional district map. In a nine-page order, the court told Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to hear from all sides and “then make a recommendation to (this) Court … as to which map proposed by the parties – or which portions of each map – best fulfills the specific directions (of) the Court … and all constitutional requirements.” The justices made clear that its final decision on the map will be binding. “The Court notes that the judiciary…

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