Court’s decision on redistricting maps disappoints

The Kansas Supreme Court's OK of controversial voting maps further marginalizes minorities and divides Democratic strongholds

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May 19, 2022 - 4:39 PM

Seated from left, Justice Eric Rosen, Chief Justice Marla Luckert, Justice Dan Biles. Standing from left, Justice K.J. Wall, Justice Caleb Stegall, Justice Evelyn Wilson, Justice Melissa Taylor Standridge.

With no explanation, the Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a state district judge’s ruling that the new state and congressional voting maps violate the state constitution for being overly partisan.

In the ruling, the high court said it would explain its rationale later.

It needn’t bother.

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