DeSantis seeks to shield redistricting documents

TALLAHASSEE — After pushing a congressional redistricting plan through the Legislature this spring, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is fighting to prevent the release of documents to plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the plan. Attorneys for the plaintiffs this week asked a Leon County circuit judge to reject a DeSantis administration request to shield it from having to release a wide range of documents related to redistricting. The administration in September sought a protective order, contending that the documents are shielded by “legislative” and “executive” privilege. The requested documents range from communications related to the anti-gerrymandering “Fair Districts” constitutional amendments that

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