The Florida Supreme Court is poised to unseal documents and a still-secret transcript from this summer’s trial over congressional districts.
The court is giving lawyers for Republican consultants until noon on Tuesday to explain why 538 pages related to redistricting should not be released to the public. All seven justices said they were prepared to release them by 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The state Supreme Court initially planned to release the documents on Dec. 1. But the high court noted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas late last week turned down an emergency request to block their release. Additionally, media outlets obtained the documents over the weekend and published them.
The documents were key evidence cited by a judge when he ruled Florida’s congressional map violated state law.