compactness http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. Supreme Court hears State House redistricting map lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-state-house-redistricting-map-lawsuit <p>The <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court</a> heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging the new State House redistricting map.</p><p>The map&rsquo;s opponents raised similar objections as those who&rsquo;ve challenged<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hears-congressional-map-suits-again"> the congressional </a>and&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-court-upholds-challenges-redistricting-maps-process-start-over">State Senate district maps </a>drawn up last year:&nbsp;&nbsp;Like the Senate map, plaintiffs&nbsp;claimed, in written statements,&nbsp;that the six-judge panel that drew up the House map did so behind closed doors and thus violated the state&rsquo;s Sunshine law.&nbsp; Robert Hess, one of the attorneys defending the map, said the panel was not subject to the Sunshine law. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 02:29:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3158 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court hears State House redistricting map lawsuit Judge upholds Mo. congressional redistricting map http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-upholds-mo-congressional-redistricting-map <p>The congressional redistricting map passed last year by<a href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/"> Missouri lawmakers </a>has been upheld by a Cole County judge.</p><p>Following a three-day court battle, Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled&nbsp;late&nbsp;Friday&nbsp;that the districts in the so-called Grand Compromise Map&nbsp;do comply with the state constitution&rsquo;s&nbsp;requirement that congressional districts be &ldquo;as compact as may be.&rdquo;&nbsp; Gerry Greiman, one of the plaintiff&rsquo;s attorneys, disagrees. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 22:11:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 3005 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge upholds Mo. congressional redistricting map Closing arguments heard in Mo. congressional redistricting lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/closing-arguments-heard-mo-congressional-redistricting-lawsuit <p>Closing arguments were heard today (Thursday) in the lawsuit over Missouri&rsquo;s new congressional district map.</p><p>Debate&nbsp;centered around&nbsp;whether the so-called Grand Compromise Map passed by lawmakers last year meets the <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">State Supreme Court&rsquo;s </a>definition of compactness.&nbsp; Gerry Greiman represents the plaintiffs.&nbsp; He argued that the map&rsquo;s 5<sup>th</sup> District, which lumps Kansas City together with three rural counties, fails that test. Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:34:14 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2997 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Closing arguments heard in Mo. congressional redistricting lawsuit