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Redistricting could face a raft of lawsuits

Expect lawsuits to abound once lawmakers finish redrawing political boundaries sometime this fall.

“I think there’s going to be a fair amount of litigation on the back end,” Marina Jenkins, director of litigation and policy at the National Redistricting Foundation, told Atlanta Civic Circle. “The greedier the legislature gets, the more they open themselves to litigation.”

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  1. Cécile B Stelzer-Johnson June 20, 2021 12:45 am

    Indeed, there will be a lot of lawsuits. The more galling thing is that those who do not want to accept the results of an election can endlessly sue using taxpayers money. That makes paupers out of us all.
    In Wisconsin, the Legislature in power [Republican] is charged with drawing the boundaries, but they did not last time and are seeking again to use a specialized law firm to help them rig the maps to their advantage.
    The law firm charges a pretty penny for their services and who will pay? The taxpayers. That is so wrong on so many levels.
    Also, when a party seeks to do a recount, it should be done by folks who know what they are doing, not partisan hacks.
    Perhaps it would help if when there is such a lawsuit, the party that loses the lawsuit should pay for all the costs. That might tone it down, Otherwise, there is no disincentive to create partisan mischief.Report

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