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Chief justice reveals rifts in Louisiana Supreme Court over redistricting

Posted on AllSides December 30th, 2023
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The leader of the Louisiana Supreme Court strongly opposes a proposal from five of his colleagues to redraw the justices’ seven election districts. He says they created a new map without any public input, and he implies state lawmakers might have already agreed to approve it. 

Chief Justice John Weimer made his comments in a letter sent late Friday to the incoming governor, attorney general and legislative leaders. Gov.-elect Jeff Landry is expected to call the legislature into special session Jan. 15-23 to update Louisiana’s congressional districts. A federal court has set...

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