Minn. Political Map Case Returns To Federal Court

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit involving Minnesota’s political maps is back in federal court.

Democratic lawyers are asking a federal judge Monday to let the case proceed. It was paused earlier in the year while the Legislature tried to sort out a redistricting plan that will determine political boundaries for the next decade.

Republican attorneys oppose the effort to revive the federal case, arguing that redistricting matters must move through state court first.

The process matters because the new maps will determine how competitive congressional and legislative districts are and which party could have an advantage heading into the next election.

The GOP-led Legislature approved redistricting plans but Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed them. In all likelihood, a court panel will redraw the maps.

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  • What's new

    “. . . but Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed them”

  • Noah Wbster

    What’s new:

    Look up the term “Gerrymandering”. Both parties do it.

  • Murph

    Who cares?,we will all be living in Canada or hunter gathering in the woods by the next elections.You obviously have not got your property tax increase notices yet. I wonder if the favored 2% had THEIRS go down? What is an economy without consumers? The politicians had better stop standing on our necks and find new cash cows.We will be completely tapped out very,very,soon!

    • Hal

      You can say what you want about the Tea Party, but they are everyday citizens fed up with both parties, the corruption, the spending, and the growth of government. They side with the republican party because they say they want smaller government but will turn on any politician that shows signs of ‘business as usual’. This movement will continue until the politians get the message.

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