“The House believes its constitutional authority has been impeded by Amendment 6,” a spokeswoman for state House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, tells Tallahassee journalist Gary Fineout, responding to news that the Florida House is asking to join a lawsuit seeking to block one of two popular anti-gerrymandering measures approved by Florida voters last November.

“Since the litigation has already been filed, it is prudent for the House to be involved in the discussion considering that the interests of the House and the House’s serious constitutional concern with Amendment 6 are being spoken for in this case,” the spokeswoman, Katherine Betta, added.

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