TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The second day in a trial over Florida's political maps is revealing behind-the-scenes details of what happens in the Legislature.
A former top House aide testified Tuesday that he deleted emails from his computer every day while he worked there. House Speaker Will Weatherford also acknowledged deleting emails.
Weatherford also testified about a closed-door meeting in 2012 where top legislators reached a deal on congressional districts.
The trial centers on whether lawmakers violated a constitutional amendment that says districts cannot be drawn in a way to favor incumbents or members of a political party.
A coalition of groups contends legislators used a "shadow" process to draw up maps for congressional seats that were intended to help Republicans. Attorneys for the Legislature call the allegations false.
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