Backers of change in Arkansas' vote districting sue in U.S. court
The plaintiff is Bonnie Heather Miller, a League of Women Voters member and head of Arkansas Voters First. She is being represented by Little Rock civil-rights attorney David Couch and Christopher Lamar from the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit in Washington, D.C., that works to reduce the influence of money in politics and increased access to voting. The Voters First proposal would create a nine-member citizen commission to draw congressional and legislative districts with instructions that the maps do not favor or disadvantage any political party -- a process known as gerrymandering.
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