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House could unveil redistricting map today; Senate unsure of timing

JACKSON — The Mississippi House could unveil its own redistricting plan today, capping months of speculation about a new map that could shape lawmakers’ political fortunes for the coming decade. Senate leaders say it could be a few days before a new Senate map is shown to the public because experts and attorneys are still […] [...]

No objections filed to new congressional redistricting

JACKSON — No one filed objections to new congressional districts drawn by federal judges by a last Thursday deadline, which could clear the way for judges to ratify the districts following a Wednesday hearing. A three-judge panel released a plan this week to update Mississippi’s four congressional districts. Redistricting is necessary after every Census to […] [...]

Judges’ redistricting plan reduces number of split counties

JACKSON — Federal judges yesterday released a plan to update Mississippi’s four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said. The judges say their plan preserves to core constituencies of each district. “Notwithstanding the movement or potential movement of 146,000 persons, we made as few […] [...]

Fight continues over congressional redistricting

ADAMS COUNTY and WILKINSON COUNTY — Republicans and Democrats continue fighting over moving Adams and Wilkinson counties in southwest Mississippi from the 3rd Congressional District to the 2nd. That dispute looms large in the latest filings in the federal court case. Attorney General Jim Hood dropped remaining objections to a three-judge panel redrawing Mississippi’s congressional […] [...]

Congressmen confident court will produce acceptable redistricting plan

WASHINGTON — Mississippi’s four U.S. House members have expressed confidence that a federal court will produce a redistricting plan they can accept. The three Republicans and one Democrat said they did not object to a three-judge panel taking over the job of drawing new maps, as the state Republican Party had requested. The judges said […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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