Florida lawmakers will not have to testify about last year’s redistricting process in a lawsuit challenging the congressional maps approved by the Legislature, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
In a 2-1 opinion, the 1st District Court of Appeal struck down an order from Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis that would have required lawmakers to testify about “objective” facts about the redistricting process, though not their thoughts during the debate over maps. The ruling also limits what kinds of documents the Legislature will have to turn over.
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