|Trial over new political maps gets underway|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — A trial over whether Florida legislators broke the law when drawing new political maps started Monday with an attempt to delve into the often secretive world of the state’s top politicians and their consultants.
Groups suing the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature contend GOP leaders ignored a 2010 constitutional amendment that requires them to draw up congressional districts that do not protect incumbents or members of a certain party.
Attorneys for the Legislature have denied the allegations.
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