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Redistricting Board Withdraws Request for Delay

Published On: Nov 04 2013 12:07:51 PM AKST
Redistricting Board Withdraws Request for Delay
JUNEAU, Alaska -

The Alaska Redistricting Board has withdrawn its request to push back to January a possible trial in the fight over its latest map.

The board requested the delay last week, citing the ongoing treatment of lead attorney Michael White, who was diagnosed with cancer.

Plaintiffs opposed a delay, and White's co-counsel Nicole Corr said in court documents Monday that the board recognizes the importance of the issues involved and the need to have a redistricting plan in place "without delay."

She says if the judge decides a hearing or trial is needed, the board will be ready to on the dates currently set aside, Dec. 9-16.

Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy initially set aside time for possible hearings in November, but moved that back to December, at the board's request.