Supreme Court upholds decision on redistricting
by Associated Press
Published: October 31,2011
JACKSON — The Supreme Court will not get involved in a fight over redistricting in Mississippi.
The court affirmed today a lower court ruling allowing state lawmakers to run in their current districts this year. The justices rejected an appeal from the Mississippi NAACP.
The Mississippi Legislature did not pass a redistricting plan this year. The 122 Mississippi House districts and 52 Senate districts are updated after every census to reflect population changes and to uphold the constitutional principle of one person, one vote.
When redistricting failed, the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sued. But a three-judge federal panel said the state either had to immediately redraw the lines or let lawmakers run in their current districts in 2011.
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