Judge Rejects Senate Call For Outside Map Expert

A Leon County judge on Friday quickly rejected a Florida Senate request to bring in an outside expert to redraw the Senate’s 40 districts.Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds III, who turned down the Senate proposal during a 30-minute hearing cond…

A Leon County judge on Friday quickly rejected a Florida Senate request to bring in an outside expert to redraw the Senate’s 40 districts.

Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds III, who turned down the Senate proposal during a 30-minute hearing conducted over the phone, said there wasn’t enough time remaining to bring in a “special master” to help draw new district lines.