Fla. High Court Says Redistricting Challenge Can Proceed

Law360, Miami (July 11, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a challenge to the state legislature's electoral redistricting plan to proceed in a trial court, ruling that the high court's approval of the plan last year does not preclude a legal challenge to the plan.

In a 5-2 decision, the high court denied the legislature's petition for a writ of prohibition and rejected the lawmakers' argument that the Supreme Court has exclusive jurisdiction on the issue under the state constitution.

The justices said that the court had never interpreted...
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