The Colorado Supreme Court will take up a Republican challenge to new congressional maps in early December. The state must draw new maps every ten years, and a Denver District Court picked a Democratic map after the legislature failed to agree on one. Republicans argue that the map splits key communities of interest. Bente Birkeland talks to state house reporters about the process and ramifications.

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