NM: Supreme Court to hear GOP challenge to congressional map

Source: Santa Fe Ne Mexican

“After several months of delays, the state Supreme Court will hear a case this week challenging New Mexico’s new congressional maps. The hearing, scheduled for Monday, comes about three months after the state’s highest court ordered a stay in proceedings in a lawsuit brought by the Republican Party of New Mexico contending the newly redistricted maps of the state’s three congressional districts amount to a political gerrymander. Monday’s arguments will focus on whether claims of partisan gerrymandering can be decided by the state courts or whether, as the Democratic defendants contend, congressional maps are a policy matter that falls under the Legislature’s purview.” (01/07/23)