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.
It is time to for impartial mathematical redistricting http://sourceforge.net/projects/bard/ReplyDelete