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Catherine Thompson

Catherine Thompson is a news writer for Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett and interned at The L Magazine. At New York University she served as the deputy managing editor of NYU's student newspaper, The Washington Square News. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Last summer, a Florida judge ruled that the state's legislature illegally redrew congressional districts in 2012 to benefit Republicans. In his ruling, Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ripped into political consultants who he said "made a mockery of the Legislature's transparent and open process of redistricting" while "going to great lengths to conceal from the public their plan and their participation in it."

Now, newly released emails published Sunday shed light on the lengths those political consultants went to tweak the state's congressional districts in favor of the GOP despite a gerrymandering ban.

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