Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Republicans pushed kicking and screaming into redrawing redistricting maps.

I guess the redistricting challengers were right; the Republican legislators had the ability to redraw the maps all along:
jsonline: A panel of judges ruled Wednesday that state lawmakers have the power to redraw election maps and gave them three and a half hours to decide whether they would try to do that or instead have a fast-track trial on the maps starting Thursday … report to the court by 2 p.m. Wednesday. If lawmakers won’t agree to do that, the trial will start at 8:30 a.m. Thursday on an accelerated schedule.  On Tuesday, an attorney for the state, Dan Kelly, told the judges that lawmakers were open to making changes to the maps … (but) Kelly argued Tuesday that a 1954 state Supreme Court decision prevented lawmakers from making changes to the maps after they had approved them. The panel of judges rejected that argument.

1 comment:

  1. It is time to for impartial mathematical redistricting