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3 key issues may decide Independent Map Amendment's fate

Jun 23, 2016

When the hearing on Independent Map Amendment‘s effort to take politicians out of the legislative map-drawing process gets under way on June 30, debate likely will focus on three issues.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Independent Map organization and the Illinois Board of Elections want the proposed constitutional amendment barred from appearing on the Nov. 8 ballot because they say it violates the Illinois constitution three different ways.

Documents filed with Cook County Circuit Judge Diane Larsen last week laid out the plaintiffs’ claims against the amendment and the arguments Independent Map Amendment plans to use to rebut…

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