Politics & Government
4:00 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Redistricting Lawsuit Proceeds

A three-judge panel is allowing two lawsuits against the Republican-drawn redistricting maps to go forward.

Dave DeWitt: The Superior Court judges threw out some of the arguments made by voting rights advocates and the NAACP, among others. But they're letting the main arguments go on to a trial. Those arguments include a claim that some voting precincts are split excessively and pack African-American voters into too-few districts. Republicans who drew the maps say the are legal. Last November, the U.S. Department of Justice pre-cleared the maps. The May primary will continue, using the new voting maps. The redistricting case will likely be heard in the next few months.