Louisiana attorney general sues to retain congressional seats
BATON ROUGE, LA: Less than a month after winning re-election, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is fighting to keep Louisiana's seven congressional seats. Under new congressional district plan, a result of national redistricting based on the 2010 census, Louisiana has six seats in Congress - one fewer than it has had for the last ten years.
Caldwell's office has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court, alleging the census "included illegal foreign nationals along with holders of guest-worker visas and student visas" in it's 2012 national population count. He explained "Louisiana's complaint simply asks the court to require the federal government to re-calculate the 2012 apportionment of U.S. House of Representatives seats based on legal residents, just as the U.S. Constitution requires." Thus far, Louisiana is the only state to have filed such a suit.