Breaking news from the Quorum Report.
APPARENT DIFFICULTY IN REPAIRING MAP
Sources report problems with three districts
There are only three possibilities for the three judge panel reviewing the congressional redistricting map:
1. Accept the map
2. Reject the map
3. Attempt to resolve the constitutional and legal deficiencies by redrawing the map.
The meat of the story is behind their paid firewall, so the best I can do for now is speculate and look for newspaper stories later. I'd say the districts in question are 23 (Henry Bonilla), 24 (Martin Frost), and 25 (the new one that stretches from Austin to Brownsville). Obviously, the fact that there may be problems doesn't mean the judges will take action, since they may decide it's close enough, or there may be a split amongst them, or they may just punt to the Supremes since those guys'll be getting it anyway. But perhaps there's hope. Stay tuned.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 05, 2004 to Killer D's
Jeez, and I was about to start my new pen-pal exchange will my fellow District 25 mates in Rio Grande City. I would go visit them, but it's a 5 hour drive.