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Colorado Supreme Court Opinions
November 15, 2011

No. 11SA282. In re Apportionment of the Colorado General Assembly.
Redrawing Legislative Districts for the House and Senate of the Colorado General Assembly.

The Supreme Court held that the finalized Reapportionment Plan submitted by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission (Commission) was not sufficiently attentive to county boundaries to meet the requirements of article V, § 47(2) of the Colorado Constitution, and that the Commission did not make an adequate showing that a less drastic alternative could not have satisfied the hierarchy of constitutional criteria set forth in In re Reapportionment of the Colorado General Assembly, 45 P.3d 1237 (Colo. 2002). The Court disapproved the plan and returned it to the Commission for further consideration, modification, and resubmission by 5:00 p.m. on December 6, 2011.

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