Published: Feb 03, 2011 9:39 PM EST
Updated: Feb 03, 2011 6:39 PM EST

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is being sued in an effort to get federal review for voter approved amendments that would change the way legislative and congressional districts are drawn.

Last month Scott pulled back a request for federal approval of two new redistricting amendments to the Florida Constitution.

The Fair Districts amendments prohibit gerrymandering districts to favor incumbents state and federal lawmakers or a particular political party.

The lawsuit filed Thursday by Florida chapters of the League of Women Voters and the NAACP, among others, seeks to have Scott to resubmit the amendments for Justice Department approval.

The Justice Department must approve election law changes to ensure they are not discriminatory.

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