Mo. Supreme Court Upholds State House Districts
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld new boundaries for state House districts based upon the 2010 census.
The high court issued a one-line ruling Tuesday upholding the new districts and saying a longer opinion would be issued sometime in the future. The ruling came about three hours before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to file for this year's elections.
A lawsuit had claimed that the new map drawn by a special appellate commission violated state constitutional requirements that the 163 House districts have similar populations and be contiguous and compact.
The Supreme Court ruling affirms a decision made last month by a Cole County judge.