IN RE PETITION OF REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION ex rel., SC 18907
Judicial District of Hartford
Reapportionment of Congressional Districts by Supreme Court. Our state constitution requires a decennial reapportionment of General Assembly and Congressional districts. The reapportionment commission appointed by the governor as part of the 2011 process adopted redistricting plans for the state House of Representatives and Senate but was unable to adopt a Congressional plan by its November 30, 2011 deadline. When a reapportionment commission is unable to adopt a redistricting plan by its constitutional deadline, the constitution gives the Supreme Court original jurisdiction to adopt its own redistricting plan. On December 30, 2011, the Supreme Court appointed a special master to assist it in resolving this matter. The special master will submit a report, including a proposed redistricting plan dividing the state into five congressional districts in accordance with the 2010 federal census, by January 27, 2012. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear argument on the matter on February 6, 2012, and is constitutionally required to file its redistricting plan with the secretary of state by February 15, 2012.