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Supreme Court to have original jurisdiction for review of decennial reapportionment.
CONSTITUTION ARTICLE III, Section 6
Adopted: November 24, 1976 by a popular vote of 90,950 in favor and 27,343 against.
“ I would also suggest … that a reasonable time limit be placed upon the Supreme Court in the issuing of its reapportionment decisions. In this way, implementation of a new … plan could not be tied up in the courts indefinitely by aggrieved political persons.”
--Secretary of State Gloria Schaffer testifying at a public hearing held by the Government Administration & Policy Committee on March 25, 1976.