CONCORD — The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld the Legislature’s redistricting plan for the New Hampshire House, even though lawmakers admit the plan violates the New Hampshire Constitution.
Five groups sued the state for adopting a new legislative map that fails to give several dozen towns their own seats in the Legislature, as required by the New Hampshire Constitution. Supporters of the new map claim that they were forced to ignore state law in order to comply with federal one-man, one-vote requirements.
The decision in Manchester v. Gardner leaves in place the 400 seats that candidates filed to run in last week. Redistricting plans for Senate, congressional, executive council, and county commission districts were not challenged.
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