Court of Appeals upholds Maryland's new legislative redistricting map

Decision comes two days after court hears challenges

November 09, 2012|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

Maryland's highest court upheld Gov. Martin O'Malley's new legislative redistricting map on Friday morning.

The Court of Appeals issued an order, but no opinion, denying the claims in three challenges. The order comes only two days after the challenges were argued in court.

The order said the judges found the plan, which will take effect with the 2014 elections, passed constitutional muster. The new map shifts the districts of Baltimore County Democratic Sens. James Brochin – whose new district is majority Republican – and Delores Kelley, both of whom objected to the plan.

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