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California Supreme Court Rejects Two GOP Challenges to Redistricting

| October 26, 2011
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The California Supreme Court has unanimously rejected two Republican challenges to the state’s new electoral maps.

The state’s high court on Wednesday rejected petitions challenging the validity of the state Senate and congressional redistricting maps recently adopted by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The court voted 7-0.

Voters approved the redistricting commission to independently draw California’s legislative and congressional districts.

The panel in July approved final versions of the district maps for Congress, the state Assembly and Senate, and the state Board of Equalization, which administers sales and use taxes.

Republican leaders contend the Senate and congressional maps failed to comply with the Voting Rights Act and claim the new maps do not meet constitutional criteria.

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