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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

 5:08 PM 

Federal judges pick plaintiffs' map for 8th, 9th ADs

A panel of three federal judges today adopted boundaries proposed by Voces de la Frontera and a group of Dems for two Assembly districts in Milwaukee that the panel previously declared unconstitutional.

The joint proposal from the plaintiffs includes a larger number of voting-age population Latinos in the new 8th AD than the map proposed by the Department of Justice, which defended the original redistricting lines passed by GOP lawmakers last summer.

The order from the panel said, in part, that "the plaintiffs’ joint proposal gives the Milwaukee Latino community an effective majority-minority Assembly District 8, while also balancing the traditional redistricting criteria of core retention, communities of interest, and minimal population deviation."

The court reiterated that the other district boundaries passed by lawmakers, with the exception of the 8th AD and neighboring 9th AD, remain in effect.

-- By Andy Szal


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