The state has filed with the U.S. Supreme Court its appeal of this week’s federal district court ruling invalidating two congressional districts (CD27 and CD35). The state informed the district court that there would be no special session on redistricting and requested a stay from the district court pending appeal, which would ensure that the current congressional map could be used for the 2018 election.

The district court denied that request, stating that is has not enjoined use of the current map for 2018. Instead, the court directed parties to “proceed with preparations for the remedial hearing as previously directed.” The remedial hearing is scheduled to begin on September 5.

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