Judge lets challenges to Maryland congressional map go ahead

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has ruled Republican legal challenges to Maryland’s redrawn congressional map can mostly move forward.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Judge Lynne Battaglia largely rejected a request by attorneys for the state to dismiss them. While the judge dismissed one of the counts, Battaglia ruled the rest of the case can move forward. Two lawsuits argue that partisan gerrymandering by Democratic state lawmakers violate provisions in the state constitution. The claims have not previously been tested in Maryland courts.

A separate set of lawsuits over the redrawn districts for 188 members of the General Assembly are before the state’s highest court.


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