WEAR - Search Results
Trial ends for Florida's new district lines
The trial over the Florida's new district lines have come to a partial close today.
The lawyers agreed to submit their closing arguments next week.
The judge is expected to make a ruling in June.
The trial included discussions of secret meetings among legislators and acknowledgment of deleted emails.
There was even a closed door court session where evidence was presented to the judge in private.
Throughout the trial legislative leaders and GOP operatives have denied any wrongdoing when drawing up district maps for Congress.
"and Senate staff, House staff, all saying under oath in court, for the first time in the history of this state about the legislative process. And they have all said they did not intend to favor any party or incumbent."
"We thing we proved our case. We think we proved the map is unconstitutional and ought to be set aside. We're very confident of that."
No matter which side wins, an appeal is considered a certainty.
If maps are decided to be redrawn, it would not be until the 2016 election.