NAACP to appeal panel’s ruling on redistricting
by Associated Press
Published: June 9,2011
JACKSON — The NAACP says it will appeal a federal panel’s ruling that candidates for the Mississippi Legislature this year will run in current districts.
Carroll Rhodes, attorney for the NAACP, tells The Clarion-Ledger that the appeal will be filed within 30 days in the U.S. Supreme Court. He would not discuss the details.
The candidate qualifying deadline was June 1. The party primaries are Aug. 2. The general election is Nov. 8.
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he does not expect the appeal to derail the upcoming elections.
The federal panel said in May that the state still has another year to complete remapping district lines, so no temporary action is warranted.
The NAACP says elections under the current districts will violate the one-man, one-vote principle.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger
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