From The Repubnlic:

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state trial judge upheld Missouri’s congressional redistricting map Friday, rejecting arguments that the districts failed to meet state constitutional requirements.

Two separate lawsuits challenged the state’s new U.S. House map, asserting the districts are not sufficiently compact. Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green rejected the argument in a ruling Friday. However, that decision is unlikely to be the last because attorneys representing both legal challenges said they likely will appeal next week to the Missouri Supreme Court.

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