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Supreme Court schedules redistricting arguments on Leap Year Day

The Florida Supreme Court has scheduled to hear oral arguments for the Legislature's redistricting maps on Feb. 29, Leap Year Day. (The day is added to the Gregorian calendar every four years to synchronize with the astrological drift.)

Meanwhile, briefs are due from the intervening parties -- from the Legislature to the Florida Democratic Party to the Fair Districts coalition of voters -- by noon Friday. The court will then have to decide by the last day of session whether to accept or reject the Legislative maps.

Another option: the court could accept the maps without prejudice, basically waiting for a legal challenge like the one being pursued by by the Democrats and Fair District opponents to provide the evidence to challenge the maps. Stay tuned.