Congressional redistricting: Revenge or proportional representation?


The legal contest over the drawing of the state's congressional districts culminated Monday at the Kansas Supreme Court, which for the first time will decide whether the state constitution protects voters against political gerrymandering.

The court convened for more than two hours Monday to take up the constitutionality of the new congressional districts, which were thrown out by a Wyandotte County District judge because they favored Republicans at the expense of Democratic and minority voters.

The Legislature could be forced to redraw the districts . . .


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