[JURIST] A Florida judge ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the state's 2012 congressional redistricting [JURIST backgrounder] plan illegally favors Republicans. Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ordered that two of the state's 27 districts be redrawn, which will likely affect neighboring districts as well. Lewis found that the 2012 plan violated the Fair Districts Amendments, approved by voters in 2010 for the purpose of preventing legislators from redrawing the boundaries to favor one political party over another. Lewis wrote, "They made...

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