TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A trial to determine whether state legislators broke the law when drawing up new political maps is entering its second week.
The non-jury trial is expected to resume Tuesday with testimony from well-connected Republican political consultants.
A coalition of groups contends state legislators ignored a 2010 constitutional amendment that required them to draw up congressional districts that do not protect incumbents or members of a certain party.
Attorneys for the Legislature have denied any wrongdoing. If the court finds the current districts unconstitutional, it could force legislators to redraw them.
Florida's legislative leaders already have testified that they did not do anything wrong.
But the trial also has included testimony that showed a top House aide shared maps with a GOP consultant before the maps were made public.