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Tue Dec 28, 2021, 06:25 AM

Court directs master to draw Connecticut congressional map without regard to politics

Nathaniel Persily, the political scientist and law professor who revised Connecticut’s congressional map 10 years ago, was hired Thursday by the state Supreme Court to do the job again.

With an impasse declared only two days ago by the Reapportionment Commission, the court moved quickly to hire Persily, outline parameters for a new map and set a deadline of Jan. 18.

The court ordered him to both respect the existing districts yet ignore the political considerations that led to the impasse by the legislature’s bipartisan Reapportionment Commission.

“In drafting his plan, Special Master Persily shall not consider either residency of incumbents or potential candidates or other political data, such as party registration statistics or election returns,” the court said.

Read more: https://ctmirror.org/2021/12/23/court-directs-master-to-draw-ct-congressional-map-without-regard-to-politics/

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