The voters groups who succeeded in getting the state's congressional map thrown out of court last week asked a judge on Monday to expedite a hearing to set a schedule for repairing the state's congressional redistricting map.
"In light of forthcoming congressional elections, time is of the essence for drawing a
remedial congressional plan and completing the proceedings necessary for completion of this
case,'' wrote the League of Women Voters and the voters who brought the case, in a motion filed with Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis. Download 2014 07-14 CP's Mot-Expedited Status Hearing (1)
They want Lewis to call a status hearing soon so that they can move forward recommending changes to the legislatively-drawn map that Lewis has ruled is unconstitutional.
According to redistricting experts, there are three options before the court:
• The judge orders the Legislature to redraw the maps,
• The court asks for submissions from the parties and chooses among them, and
• The court retains a special master to draw the maps.