Fla. redistricting trial coming to an end

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A landmark trial over whether Florida legislators broke the law when drawing up new political maps for Congress is reaching its conclusion.

Attorneys for the Legislature are expected Tuesday to put their final witnesses on the stand. Both sides in the case may give closing statements on Wednesday.

It will then be up to Circuit Judge Terry Lewis to decide whether or not legislators violated a 2010 constitutional amendment.

The "Fair Districts" amendment states that districts cannot be drawn in a way to favor incumbents or members of a political party.

Lewis has already stated he plans to render a verdict in the case by the end of the month. Lewis could order legislators to draw up new districts although it is likely the case will be appealed either way.

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