A Florida judge giving a newly drawn Congressional map the thumbs-up.

Circuit Judge Terry Lewis says the new Congressional districts will take effect in 2016.

Lewis rejecting a suggestion to hold a special election with new districts in 2015...

But this may not be the end of the legal battle -- voter coalition groups who sued over the first maps could file appeals.

The new maps had to be drawn after the judge declared the old ones benefit the G-O-P.

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