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Lawsuit seeks to kill Independent Map Amendment

Matt DietrichReboot Illinois

May 12, 2016

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A lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court says the Independent Map Amendment redistricting reform plan is unconstitutional and should not be allowed on the November election ballot.

The suit also seeks an immediate halt to the Illinois State Board of Elections’ verifying of petition signatures filed last week by Independent Map Amendment, citing the “waste of public funds” involved in the signature review.

The plaintiffs, members of the group People’s Map, have opposed the citizen-led redistricting effort as a threat to minority representation in Springfield, though that aspect is not…

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