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Court finds Florida redistricting unfairly favors GOP

A Florida judge ruled Thursday that the state's congressional redistricting map favored Republicans and was therefore invalid, a decision that could impact 2014 elections. Leon County Judge Terry P. Lewis wrote in a scathing opinion that the GOP-controlled Legislature had "made a mockery" of the 2012 redistricting process, which was supposed to produce fair districts under state constitutional amendments voters approved in 2010. Deirdre Macnab, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, called the ruling "a great day for democracy."