ABSTRACT

PORTIONMENT AND REDISTRICTING cases. In Cole-

and the federal VOTING RIGHTS ACT of 1965 further re-

gion, the Republicans offered a plan two days before the

end of the legislative session and passed it by a party-

line vote. No public hearings were held, and Democrat-

ic legislators had no opportunity to participate in the

design process. They were given only forty hours to

come up with their own plan for the state's four thou-

sand precincts.