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Challengers to Md. legislative map push back on special magistrate’s report

April 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Opponents of Maryland’s legislative redistricting plan filed challenges to a high court adviser’s recommendation to keep the boundaries drawn by the General Assembly. WTOP reports Special Magistrate Alan M. Wilner, a former Court of Appeals Judge, said in a Monday report that the legislative maps should stand. Four petitions were filed objecting to that map, which was enacted by lawmakers in January.

All of the petitions argue that the legislative map violates the Maryland Constitution’s requirement that legislative districts be compact and respect natural and political boundaries.