No objections in Miss. congressional remap case

No one filed objections to new congressional districts drawn by federal judges by a Thursday deadline, which could clear the way for judges to ratify the districts following a Wednesday hearing.

A three-judge panel released a plan this week to update Mississippi’s four congressional districts. Redistricting is necessary after every Census to equalize population.

The majority-black 2nd District lost population between 2000 and 2010, so it had to expand geographically to take in more people. Northeast Mississippi’s 1st District, by comparison, had 73,000 more people than ideal.