CO Supreme Court Hears Congressional Map Appeal

By: AP
By: AP

The Colorado Supreme Court is considering a Republican appeal challenging a judge's ruling siding with Democratic-drawn congressional lines. The lines would put Rep. Mike Coffman's safe GOP district in play next year.

The court is set to hearing arguments in the case Thursday.

Republicans are objecting to a lower court ruling last month because it divides Coffman's district in the southern Denver suburbs by putting GOP-leaning portions of his seat on the Eastern Plains. The proposal also puts all of the city of Aurora in Coffman's district. Aurora is currently split into two districts.

Republicans argued for minimal changes to congressional lines in place for the last 10 years. But Denver District Judge Robert Hyatt criticized that approach and said the Democratic proposal best reflected demographic changes during the last decade.

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  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Dec 1, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    We, the voters, are being taken for a ride on the "power express". The Constitution says Congressional districts are to be set by an equal number of population in each district. IT DOES NOT say by the number of members of each political party or racial or ethnic group. America is not what it used to be, it has become a sad political tool in the hands of special interests.
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