Court explains Colorado redistricting decision

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's highest court has explained its decision upholding new congressional district lines.

In a decision posted Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court says that a lower court was right in selecting a map that made many districts more competitive between Democrats and Republicans. Lawyers aligned with the GOP had argued that it was more important to preserve existing congressional boundaries. Republicans currently hold a 4-3 majority in the U.S. House delegation.

The Colorado Supreme Court says it agrees that competitive districts can produce lawmakers who work harder because they're not politically safe. The court upheld the map in December but posted its explanation Monday.

Dissenting Justice Allison Eid wrote that big changes to congressional lines were "astonishing" because the state didn't gain or lose seats.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    This is typical gerrymandering; let the “people” decide the districts, not the self-serving totalitarian Political Parties. The Judiciary should mind their own business and get the Hell out of our Government.
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