TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has approved a new map of the state's congressional districts, upending its political landscape ahead of the pivotal 2016 elections.
The court ruled 5-2 Wednesday in favor of the new boundaries for many of Florida's 27 districts. The ruling signs off on the map that Circuit Judge Terry Lewis approved earlier this year.
The map would likely force Rep. Dan Webster to move districts to remain in office. It also could lead to the end of Rep. Gwen Graham's rising career and would make it harder for South Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo to get re-elected.
Some hope the ruling will end nearly four years of lawsuits, hearings and special sessions over the districts. But the new map could also find itself under further legal attack.