|Court fight over new political maps kicks off|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — A court fight over Florida’s political landscape kicked off Friday, as attorneys for the Republican-controlled Legislature and groups suing them clashed over the question of whether legislators intended to thwart the will of voters when they drew new districts for congressional seats in 2012.
Lawsuits were first filed two years ago. The trial is scheduled to start later this month in a dispute that could ultimately change the current makeup of the state’s congressional delegation, where Republicans hold a sizable majority.
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