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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - A state judge says Florida's Legislature illegally drew the state's congressional districts and has ordered them redrawn.

Judge Terry Lewis on Thursday found that the state's Republican-controlled Legislature broke the law when it drew up political maps in 2012. He rejected arguments from top legislative leaders that they had done nothing wrong.

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Lewis' ruling, however, is not expected to disrupt this year's elections because the Legislature is expected to appeal the decision.

A 12-day trial marked the first test of a 2010 constitutional amendment approved overwhelmingly by voters that said legislators could no longer draw up districts to favor incumbents or a political party.

A coalition of groups contended that legislators used a "shadow" process to conceal the role of GOP consultants who helped craft the final maps.

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