Redistricting Foes Ask Fla. High Court To OK Pol Depositions

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT) -- A coalition of nonprofits challenging a congressional reapportionment plan in Florida urged the state's high court Wednesday to overturn a ruling that bars them from deposing state lawmakers and legislative staff to determine if the plan was crafted with a discriminatory intent.

In a brief with the Florida Supreme Court, the organizations said the First District Court of Appeal erred when it ruled that Florida's legislative privilege prevents the depositions by protecting the lawmakers' subjective thought processes and confidential communications with their staff, as well as...
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