As the trial on the state's new congressional maps nears an end, Wyandotte County District Judge Bill Klapper is facing a central question.
Just how much latitude did the Legislature have under state law to draw new election boundaries that critics say empowered Republicans at the expense of minority voters?
Since this is the first time the issue has been raised under the state constitution, there is a strong difference of opinion about whether state lawmakers were limited in how far they can go in drawing . . .
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