Redistricting in Colorado

By: AP
By: AP

The U-S Supreme Court has revived a Republican attempt to redraw congressional boundaries in Colorado.

Earlier Tuesday, the court gave the GOP approval to challenge the boundaries a state judge drew in 2002.

The judge did so because lawmakers could NOT agree on a map after Colorado got another congressional seat as a result of the 2000 U-S Census.

Justices say a lower court erred in preventing the Republican lawsuit.

John Zakhem -- representing the three Republicans and one Democrat who filed the lawsuit -- says he'll argue that the G-O-P-friendly map should be re-instituted.

A deputy attorney general for Colorado, Jason Dunn, says he's confident the case will be thrown out again.

In both Colorado and Texas, Republican lawmakers drew up maps to replace ones the courts put in place. The Colorado Supreme Court threw out that map, saying the state constitution allows redistricting only once every ten years.

Republicans challenged the ruling, but lost before a three-judge federal panel and appealed to the nation's highest court.


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