Colorado: Republicans get another bite at the apple; Supreme Court remands redistricting case
The Rocky Mountain News reports: A U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday dropped the hot potato of redrawing Colorado's congressional district map back in the lap of a federal district court, but it will take a rapid-fire decision for the case to affect the November election.
Justices ruled that a three-judge, federal panel erred last year when it tossed out a Republican-backed lawsuit challenging the map drawn by Democrats and approved by a judge in 2002.
Tuesday's ruling does not change the map, but it gives four Colorado plaintiffs their day in federal district court that could change the ultimate shape of Colorado's seven congressional districts.
The plaintiffs' attorney, John -Zakhem, said he plans to file motions this week asking the judicial panel to put the case on a fast track. -- Rocky Mountain News: Local
The U.S. Supreme Court opinion is here.