MO Congressional Map Controversy Continues

6 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, February 03 2012 Feb 3, 2012 Friday, February 03, 2012 3:33:18 PM CST February 03, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A state trial judge has upheld Missouri's new congressional map, rejecting arguments that the redrawn districts do not meet the requirements of the state constitution.

The new eight-district U.S. House map was challenged in two lawsuits that claimed the districts were not sufficiently compact.

Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green rejected the argument in a ruling Friday, following a three-day hearing earlier in the week.

Missouri's congressional districts were redrawn last year to reflect changes in the population and the state's loss of a ninth congressional district. The Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature enacted the redistricting plan after overriding the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

The Missouri Supreme Court last month ordered further legal review of the redistricting map.

 

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