Federal courts signals it may combine redistricting lawsuits

Seventh Circuit

The three-judge panel overseeing two federal redistricting suits is signaling it may consolidate them into one action.
The court on Friday set a Sept. 7 deadline for the parties involved in the two cases to show why they shouldn't be consolidated, noting the plaintiffs in both "appear to be raising essentially the same claims." 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Diane Sykes has appointed the same panel to oversee both cases, noting the overlap between the two.
One lawsuit was filed by a half-dozen Dem voters, while the other by Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, Voces de la Fronte...

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