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Judges to consider Corrine Brown challenge to congressional redistricting

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A trio of federal judges on Friday will hear arguments from an attorney for U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown on her move to temporarily stop a congressional redistricting scheme ordered by the Florida Supreme Court. The one-hour hearing is set for 9 a.m. in the U.S. Courthouse in Tallahassee. U.S. Circuit Judge Robin Rosenbaum and U.S. District Judges Mark Walker and Robert Hinkle also will hear from lawyers for the League of Women Voters of Florida, Common Cause, the Florida Legislature, and Secretary of State Ken…

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The irony of how redistricting has resurrected Charlie Crist

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While thinning files last week, I came across one labeled “Crist” and wondered whether to dump it. After successive losses for the U.S. Senate and for governor again, hadn’t Charlie reached the end of the line? No, I thought, something will happen to bring him back. The next day, something did. It was the Florida Supreme Court’s dramatic decision to order major changes in eight of Florida’s gerrymandered congressional districts. Among them are the 13th, lying exclusively within Pinellas County,…

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