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Jose Aspera posted a blog on Apr 1, 2001

CLC Assists in Post-Census Re-Districting

Following the US Census in 2000, the Democrats gain the ability to draw the new state district map, but are challenged by the Illinois Republican Party, whose lawsuit alleges that the map is not in compliance with the Voting Rights Act. A three-judge panel consisting of jurists from both the District and Appellate Courts, upholds the Democratic-drawn redistricting plan, ruling that the plan provides African-Americans an effective opportunity to elect candidates of their choice in a number of districts that is proportionate to their population.