Dean Vikram Amar spoke to the News-Gazette about the GOP challenge to legislative districts that were redrawn by Illinois Democrats. The Republicans claim that the maps are unconstitutional because they were drawn based on population estimates rather than census numbers.
“No one thinks the Republicans’ challenge is going anywhere,” said Amar.
Amar said the GOP’s argument will evaporate if Democrats use the census numbers to redraw the maps because their lawsuit contends that Democrats erred when they used estimates. Democratic redistricting leaders have already indicated they may do just that.
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