Skip to comments.DENIED: The NAACP's request to set aside the 2011 election results of Ms has been denied.
Posted on 11/20/2012 1:23:20 AM PST by WKB
A federal three-judge panel denied the NAACP's request to set aside the 2011 legislative election results and order new elections in 2013. The order is posted below. Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman issued the following statement:
It has always been my position the Mississippi Legislature should be able to redistrict itself and not the Federal Courts.
Today, the Federal Court upheld our position and our Constitution. There will be no costly special election and the elected Legislative Representatives will serve their full four year terms.
Following the law is always a victory for every citizen.
while Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves chimed in with this press release:
"The three-judge panel today agreed the State Senates redistricting plan, which was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support, was representative of the entire state, and senators will run for office under the new district lines in 2015. Todays ruling was a victory for taxpayers, who believe in fair elections.
The Senate plan added a district in DeSoto County to reflect the growing population of the area and increased the number of districts with majority-minority voting-age residents to 15 from 12. There remain 52 Senate districts."
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPIJACKSON DIVISION MISSISSIPPI STATE CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE,THOMAS PLUNKETT, ROD WOULLARD,and HOLLIS WATKINS, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated,
VS.CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:11cv159-TSL-EGJ-LG-MTPPHIL
BRYANT, in his official capacityas Governor of the State of Mississippi,JIM HOOD, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Mississippi,and DELBERT HOSEMANN, in his officialcapacity as Secretary of State of the Stateof Mississippi, as members of the StateBoard of Election Commissioners; THEMISSISSIPPI REPUBLICAN PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; THEMISSISSIPPI DEMOCRATIC PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE; and CONNIECOCHRAN, in her official Capacity asChairman of the Hinds County, MississippiBoard of Election Commissioners, on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated,
DEFENDANTSand APPORTIONMENT AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEEOF THE MISSISSIPPI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES;MISSISSIPPI STATE SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS AND STATE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS, in theirindividual capacities; TERRY C. BURTON, SIDNEY BONDURANT, BECKY CURRIE, and MARY ANNSTEVENS,INTERVENORS Case 3:11-cv-00159-TSL-EGJ-LG Document 159 Filed 11/19/12 Page 1 of 2
ORDER IT IS ORDERED that the Plaintiffs Motion to Set Aside the 2011Legislative Election Results and Order Special Legislative Elections for AllLegislative Districts in 2013 [docket 140] is DENIED.IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Plaintiffs Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint [docket 142] is DENIED.IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Motion to Intervene [docket 144] andthe Amended Motion to Intervene [docket 147] filed by the Standing JointLegislative Committee on Reapportionment of the Mississippi Legislature areDENIED.SO ORDERED this 19th day of November, 2012. /s/ E. Grady Jolly _________________________________ E. Grady JollyUnited States Circuit Judge/s/ Tom S. Lee _________________________________ Tom S. LeeUnited States District Judge/s/ Louis Guirola, Jr. _________________________________ Louis Guirola, Jr.Chief United States District Judge
Mississippi one week late ping
Now for the voter ID ruling
We need Voter ID.
Every state needs Voter ID.
If the UN presses it, maybe the "whole worlders" will see the light.
That’s totally amazing! The two parties agree on something this important!
I’m going to like living there. ;o)
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