florida_district_map.jpgTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The Florida Senate is taking up a revised redistricting map designed to fix constitutional flaws cited by the state Supreme Court. Floor action begins Thursday.


The justices ruled that eight of the 40 districts and the map's district numbering scheme violated new anti-gerrymandering standards in the Florida Constitution.

They upheld the 120-district House map, but both chambers of the Republican-controlled Legislature are meeting in special session to revise the Senate plan.

The new map will go to the House next week and from there back to the Supreme Court. If the justices still are not satisfied they can revise it themselves.

The high court said the Senate map violated the new Fair Districts standards including a ban on favoring incumbents and political parties.