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Judges will decide redistricting if lawmakers do not act

JACKSON — A panel of three federal judges said yesterday it would draw new lines for Mississippi’s four congressional districts if the Legislature doesn’t meet a deadline in about two weeks for a new map. “To be practical about it, I don’t see any realistic hope that the Legislature will pass a plan,” U.S. Appeals […] [...]

Judges to hear redistricting arguments tomorrow

JACKSON — Three federal judges will hear arguments Tuesday to determine whether they should redraw Mississippi’s four congressional districts or leave the job up to legislators. The 2012 legislative session begins Jan. 3 — only 10 days before the congressional candidates’ qualifying deadline for the March 13 primaries. The four U.S. House districts must be […] [...]

Hosemann to fight redistricting battle to ‘final conclusion’

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has responded to the NAACP’s announcement that it would appeal the ruling of a three-judge federal panel concerning redistricting. Hosemann wrote in a statement: “A month ago, the federal court sided in our favor to follow the state constitution and give our elected lawmakers another year to finish […] [...]

NAACP to appeal panel’s ruling on redistricting

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 […] [...]

Hosemann releases statement on redistricting ruling

JACKSON — A three-judge federal panel has ruled in favor of the Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s position that the state Constitution should be followed regarding the redistricting process and has ordered legislators run under the old legislative district lines in the 2011 election cycle. In a statement, Hosemann wrote: “The federal court has ruled […] [...]

Federal panel rules in redistricting plan dispute

JACKSON — A federal panel has given Mississippi lawmakers two choices: immediately craft a redistricting plan or run in the current districts in 2011. The ruling came today in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Mississippi chapter of the National Association for Colored People, which sought court action after lawmakers couldn’t agree on a […] [...]

Hosemann: Legislators should follow the Constitution

by Published: May 2,2011

Tags: census, courts, elections, Politics, redistricting

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has released a strongly worded statement saying legislators, not a federal court, should decide on redistricting. Allowing a federal judge to render a decision is counter to the state Constitution, Hosemann says. Hosemann wrote in an open letter to the public: “As a fervent believer in state’s rights […] [...]

Lawmakers gone, but redistricting fight continues

by Published: April 11,2011

Tags: census, courts, elections, Politics, redistricting

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are gone from the Capitol, but arguments about legislative redistricting are continuing with a flurry of papers filed in federal court. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The 122 state House districts […] [...]

Senate Democrats joining redistricting lawsuit

JACKSON — The Senate Democratic Caucus has voted to join a lawsuit that’s been filed over Mississippi redistricting. The group of Democrats voted yesterday to hire an attorney. Sen. Bob Dearing of Natchez says the lawmakers want to protect their interests. The current redistricting lawsuit was filed by the state chapter of the National Association […] [...]

Judge recuses himself from redistricting lawsuit

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers show no signs of resolving their redistricting fight before the scheduled end of their session in a few days, but there was a significant development yesterday in a related court case. U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan removed himself from a legislative redistricting lawsuit filed by the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP […] [...]

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