The Florida House is seeking to join a lawsuit challenging the validity of Amendments 6, adopted by the voters in the 2010 general election, which requires the Legislature, in drawing congressional districts, to draw compact districts that are not drawn for the benefit of any political party. Amendment 5, a similar amendment governing legislative districts, and Amendment 6 were adopted by the voters during the 2010 general election. Meanwhile, this week, Gov. Scott withdrew a request to the federal Department of Justice to review Amendments 5 and 6; the department is required to approve any changes in Florida's election laws.