Redistricting hearings start next week

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November 30, 2011

New Mexico

SANTA FE, New Mexico: Next week a series of redistricting hearings will begin to decide the fate of new maps for New Mexico's congressional, state legislative and Public Regulation Commission districts.

First up will be the congressional hearings, from December 5-8.

Meanwhile, earlier this week a district court judge told lawyers for Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez and Republicans that they could obtain emails, notes and other correspondences relating to the redistricting process that involved consultant Brian Sanderoff and legislators. Democratic legislative leaders had contended that such communication would be confidential and protected under state law.[1]

District Judge James Hall said that because Sanaderoff will be a witness, that the privilege of confidentiality is waived.[1]

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