Hosemann calls redistricting court order “bad precedent”

The court’s ruling said that if a legislative redistricting plan was not adopted by June 1, 2011, the court was inclined to order that the redistricting plans that were adopted separately by the House and Senate be used for the 2011 elections.

However, the court said it would hold a hearing May 10 for the parties involved to object to the order.

On Monday, Secretary of State Hosemann said, “the decision does not pass constitutional muster”. “We should follow the road map for redistricting as outlined in the State Constitution and allow our legislators to finish the job they are constitutionally required to perform”, Hosemann said.