Federal court throws out June legislative maps, declines to send issue to bipartisan commission
Allows further arguments on replacements passed in September
Posted on October 20, 2021
Capitol News Illinois
SPRINGFIELD – A three-judge federal court panel in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the legislative redistricting plan that Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law in June – before official 2020 U.S. Census numbers were available – was unconstitutional because the population variances among districts violated the “one-person, one-vote” doctrine.
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