A legal challenge over whether documents related to the Florida Legislature's 2012 effort to redraw the state's congressional districts can be made public is now before the state's Supreme Court justices. The first hearing on the matter began Friday.
The Florida League of Women Voters and a group of individuals sued the Florida Legislature alleging lawmakers violated laws created by the 2010 Fair Districts Amendments, which mandates the state draw districts that don't favor one party over the other. Although, the League and others won that case, documents related to case weren't made public.
At issue are 538 confidential pages ó including emails, maps and memos ó related to the redistricting effort. GOP political consultants maintain the memos are trade secrets. Continue>>>