Colorado Congressional Redistricting Suit Wraps Up

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- A trial over how to draw the new boundaries of Colorado's congressional districts is wrapping up in Denver.

Attorneys for Democrats, Republicans and other political interests were delivering their closing arguments Monday in a case that could impact political races next year.

A judge is considering about a half-dozen maps, including proposals from both major parties and Latino groups who say they want to make sure the growing Hispanic population is fairly represented.

Democrats and Republicans filed lawsuits after the Legislature failed to agree on new districts this spring to reflect population changes in the last decade. Republicans say they want minimal changes to the current districts. Democrats say districts should change to make races more competitive.

The state's House delegation has four Republicans and three Democrats.

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  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Oct 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    Once again, one judge is going to set a standard having a profound affect on the legislative governance and ballot passed issues of the nation as well as the state. This has become far too common across the U.S. these days.
  • by Ed on Oct 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    What's the big deal? Obama is going with presidential directives and bypassing congress anyway. It's getting closer, folks.
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