Another Alaska Redistricting Dispute

Today’s Juneau Empire has this report on a dissent from two of the five state supreme court justices, arguing that the maps to be used this year violate the state constitution.  The order and dissenting opinions may be found here. The dispute hinges on whether departure from the state’s compactness and contiguity requirements was required to comply with Section 5 of the VRA, which is the subject of another case in which the state reportedly intends to challenge the statute’s constitutionality.

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