Letter from Emily Tracy
Politics – January 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine
The Dec. 1 ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court is important to Colorado voters.
The ruling assures voters that the Colorado General Assembly cannot create chaos by redrawing the boundary lines for U.S. Congressional Districts multiple times in each decade. So, no matter which political party happens to be in power each year of the decade, voters can be sure that the Congressional District in which they live early in the decade will be the same District they live in each year of the decade. The Court found that the General Assembly can only re-draw the Congressional districts after each census and before the general election that follows the census.