Mo. Supreme Court Upholds State House Districts

8 years 3 months 1 week ago Tuesday, March 27 2012 Mar 27, 2012 Tuesday, March 27, 2012 1:32:24 PM CDT March 27, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

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.

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