Miss. might use temp maps for '11 legislative race

By Bobby Harrison/NEMS Daily Journal

JACKSON – A three-judge federal panel appointed
to hear Mississippi’s legislative redistricting case issued an order Friday saying it is “inclined” to use the plans passed by the House and Senate during the recently completed session.

Each chamber passed a plan to redraw its districts. But the law requires each chamber to pass the plan approved by the other house for it to become law. That did not occur because of partisan bickering.

The three judge panel has set a May 10 date to hear arguments on why it should not use the plans passed by each chamber for this year’s elections.

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