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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court ruled last week that the state’s legislative leaders must turn over their redistricting documents in a simmering legal feud, but legislators say that before the ruling they turned over thousands of records they considered appropriate and destroyed everything else.

It was all a part of the routine document destruction process allowed by law, lawyers for the Republican-controlled House and Senate said in court documents filed Wednesday.

The lawsuit was brought last year against the Florida Legislature by the League of Women Voters and 11 individuals. If the court agrees with the challengers, new maps may have to be drawn for the 2014 election cycle.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/florida-lawmakers-say-they-destroyed-redistricting-documents/2157636

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