With the filing of a perfunctory final order, the CT Supreme Court has approved minimal revisions to a 20-year-old congressional map.
The justices asked no questions in a 27-minute hearing, declining to whether the court should take a more aggressive role.
A court-appointed master recommended minimal changes to a Connecticut congressional map that has produced only Democratic wins since 2008.
Connecticut’s deadlocked Reapportionment Commission was invited by a special master to try once more to agree on a congressional map.
Here are first and last “best offers” made by Democrats and Republicans in trying to shape Connecticut’s congressional districts.
The political scientist who revised Connecticut’s congressional map a decade ago was hired by the Supreme Court to do it again.
CT’s Reapportionment Commission failed to agree on congressional districts by noon Tuesday. A court-appointed special master will take over.
The commission asked the Supreme Court to extend a deadline related to the drawing of new congressional districts.
The Connecticut Supreme Court gave the legislature’s Reapportionment Commission until noon on Dec. 21 to produce a congressional district map.
Reapportionment rules complicate changing a map that initially favored the GOP but has produced only Democratic victories since 2008.
No one was drawn out of their district, but several face harder races as a result of revisions.
Connecticut’s bipartisan Reapportionment Commission is expected to vote Thursday on new state House districts.
Connecticut’s reapportionment will test whether technology can bring public participation to a process controlled by political insiders.