Lawyers withdraw request to US Supreme Court

Published On: Jun 02 2014 01:10:44 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

An emergency petition to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is being withdrawn.

A Republican political consulting firm wanted Thomas to stop a Florida judge from hearing evidence in an ongoing trial. The trial centers on whether state legislators broke the law when drawing up new maps for Congress.

But the petition to Thomas was withdrawn Friday. That came a day after Circuit Judge Terry Lewis heard the evidence after the press and public were removed from the court.

The Florida Supreme Court previously ruled that up to 538 pages of evidence could be used in the trial as long as it was not disclosed in open court.

Data Targeting's lawyers did say in court papers there's a chance they could still appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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