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The curse of the red dragon threatens democracy in Florida

Image001 Check out this eye-catching fundraising invitation for the group seeking to overhaul the way legislative districts are redrawn every 10 years. Note that it calls the effort "non-partisan" even though Democrats -- who would take a back seat  in redistricting because of their minority status in Tallahassee -- are heavily bankrolling the statewide campaign.

If the law firm of Boies Schiller sounds vaguely familiar, it's because co-founder David Boies represented former Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore in the legal battle over the 2000 election.

His partner, Stephen Zack, is the president-elect of the American Bar Association and will be the first Hispanic to serve in that post. Roland Sanchez-Medina is president of the Cuban American Bar Association.