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17 January 2012

Dugger: Missouri Supreme Court Rejects New State Senate Maps

The Missouri Supreme Court, Tuesday, struck down new state Senate districts and ordered a further legal review of new U.S. House districts.

The Supreme Court rejected new state Senate maps submitted by a special panel of judges. That means the redistricting process must start over, with the governor appointing a new, bipartisan citizens commission to draw Senate boundaries.

The high court also ruled that a trial judge must consider further legal challenges to the boundaries for Missouri's U.S. House districts, which shrank from nine to eight as a result of the 2010 census. The Supreme Court ordered the trial court to act by Feb. 3.

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