Analyzing the State’s Redistricting Trial

October 26, 2011

Closing arguments in Colorado’s congressional redistricting trial are scheduled to wrap up on Monday. It’ll then be up to a judge to determine new congressional lines that will shape the state’s political landscape for the next decade. Every ten years the state must draw new districts to account for population shifts, but this year the state legislature couldn’t agree on a map, tossing it to the courts. Bente Birkeland talks to political reporters who’ve been covering the trial and analyzes what’s at stake.