Here is an account of the first week of the trial in the state court lawsuit over Florida U.S. House redisticting. The Florida Constitution gives the legislature authority to carry out districting for U.S. House, but says the legislature must draw lines that do not help or harm any particular party. According to the article, the legislature had maintained that the boundaries for certain districts had been suggested by a particular student. But, on the stand, that individual student testified he had not suggested any district boundaries, and that the e-mail that was allegedly sent by him was not, in fact, written or sent by him.
Some attorneys for the legislature have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block an order of the State Supreme Court that said internal communications from legislators to other legislators and consultants can be introduced into evidence. See this story. The request to the U.S. Supreme Court was made on Wednesday, May 28, and the U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t responded yet. In the U.S. Supreme Court, the case is Bainter v League of Women Voters of Florida, 13A1174.