THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

SUPREME COURT

 

In Case No. 2002-0243, Petition of Senator Clifton Below & a., the court on June 5, 2002, issued the following order:

As the court has previously stated, its primary consideration in adopting a reapportionment plan is that it satisfy the federal and state constitutional principle of one person/one vote. The Senate has requested that the court modify its order to state that plans be based on ward lines drawn as a result of the 2000 federal census, rather than on census blocks. The order is modified to permit, but not require, parties to submit plans based on ward lines drawn as a result of the 2000 federal census. The court expresses no opinion as to whether any such plan would satisfy the federal and state constitutional principle of one person/one vote, or whether the court would adopt such a plan. The parties may address these issues in their pleadings and at the time of oral argument.

Brock, C.J., Nadeau, Dalianis, and Duggan, JJ., concurred.

 

 

Eileen Fox,

Clerk