N.J. Supreme Court wants to know more about how new congressional map favoring Democrats was chosen

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The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday asked redistricting commission chair John Wallace Jr. for more details on why he chose the Democratic-drawn congressional district map over a competing Republican proposal. Responding to a lawsuit filed by the Republican members of the independent commission, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner asked Wallace, the tie-breaking member, to provide the information by next Tuesday. The Supreme Court chose Wallace, a former justice, to chair the commission after both parties deadlocked on the 13th member. “A more detailed statement of reasons would assist the Court,” …

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