Alaska Redistricting Lawsuits Consolidated

Three lawsuits over Alaska’s new political boundaries have been consolidated and will be heard in Fairbanks.

The executive director of the Alaska Redistricting Board says a status hearing in the case is set for next week.

Two of the lawsuits had originated in Fairbanks. The third was from Petersburg.

Separately, the board expects to submit its plan to the U.S. Department of Justice for review within the next week or so. This review is to ensure the plan is in line with Voter Rights’ Law.

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